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" Pleadings in the Mayor's Court." 

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RECORDS OF FORT ST. GEORGE 



PLEADINGS IN THE MAYOR'S COURT 

1736. 



Records of the Honourable the Mayor's Court of Madraspatnam. 

Anno 1736. 

Present 
Holland Goddard Esq. Mayor, 

Hugh Naish, John Saunders, Thomas Appleby, Edward Michell, 
and Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Mayors Court. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court 
at Madraspatnam. 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator Dec e . 23 d . 
Etrauze Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass That Gongalue of 1735. 
Madras also Merchant having occasion for a Summ of money applyed himself 
to your Orator for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did advance and 
Lend to the said Gongalue the Summ of Fifty Pagodas Current of Madrass 
which is in Sterling money of Great Britain at the rate of eight shillings per 
Pagoda the Summ of Twenty Pounds or thereabouts and for securing the pay- 
ment thereof the said Gongalue did give to your Orator One Cad j an Note or 
Writing bearing date the fourth day of April which was in the year of Our 
Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Five Thereby promising to repay 
the same on demand with Interest after the rate of Nine per Cent per annum 
which said Cadjan Note or Writing is now in Your Orators Custody and 
ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct. A Translate 
whereof is hereunto annexed and to which for greater certainty therein Craves 
Leave to be referred will more fully and at large appear And Your Orator 
further shews he has often in a friendly manner requested payment of the said 
moneys and Interest thereon But now so it is May it please this Honourable 
Court that the said Gongalue has from time to time postponed Your Orator 
and now Absolutely refuses to Satisfy his said Engagements. This is the End 
of the Bill. 

Henry Waddington, 
Attv. for the Comp '. 

April the 4th 1735. 

We Raganagula and Gongalu doe hereby acknowledge to have jointly 
borrowed and received the Summ of Fifty Pagodas from Etrauze in order to 
purchase Bang, which we promise to repay with the Interest of Nine per cent 
per Annum upon Demand made on either of us. 

Signed by Raganagula and 

Gongalu. 
This Bond wrote by Etrauze. 



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Mayoes Court of 
Madraspatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq». Mayor, 

Thomas Appleby, Edward Michell and 

Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 26th day of January Anno 
Domini 1735-6 Between Etrauze of Fort 
St. George Merchant, Complainant and 
Gongalu of the same place Merchant, 
Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cad j an 
Bond under the Hand of the Defendant dated the 4th day of April 1735, and 
the Defendant being present in Court and acknowledging the Execution of 
said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs Demand this Court doth there- 
fore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly order and decree that 
Pags. so. the Defendant doe pay unto the Plaintiff the Summ of Fifty Pagodas being 
or £ st. 20. t k e p r i nc ip a n money due on the aforementioned Bond with Interest thereon 
after the rate of Eight per Cent per Annum from the date thereof together 
with his Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court 
at Madraspatnam. 

Deo k . 23 d * Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1735. Shake Mahomud Abbisaro Soib Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass, 
that Numsheviah Son of Verapau late also of Madrass Merchant Deceased 
having information that Your Orator had in his Custody a Ruby of Consider- 
able Value applyed to him for the Purchase thereof accordingly the said 
Numsheviah came to an Agreement and did purchase and buy of Your Orator 
the same for the Summ of Four Hundred Pagodas Current of Madras which 
is in Sterling money of Great Britain at the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda 
the Summ of Two Hundred and Sixty pounds or there abouts and for secureing 
the Repayment thereof did give one Cad j an or promisory Note for the same 
bearing date on or about the fifteenth day of August which was in the year of 
Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty two As likewise on or 
about the nineteenth day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty 
Three the said Numsheviah by one other Cad j an Note or Writing did mort- 
gage and make over unto Your Orator his Dwelling House Scituate Lying and 
being in the Black Town in Maul Cawne Street with the Appurtenances there- 
unto belonging, as also for a further security for the Repayment of the said 
Summ above mentioned the said Numsheviah did make over and assign to Your 
Orator a Certain Mortgage dated the fifth June Anno Domini One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Thirty Two of a House and Ground in the Pedenaigs 
Petta from Buda Ninapas to the said Numsheviah for and on account of the 
Summ of twenty five Pagodas lent by him to the said Buda Ninapas That in 
case the said Summ of four hundred Pagodas with Interest thereon was not 
paid and Discharged from and after the said Numsheviahs return from Bengali 
Then and in such Case the Mortgaged Premisses aforesaid should be sold and 
the Money arising by Sale thereof be paid in and towards satisfaction of the 
Moneys so lent by Your Orator as above specified all which said severall Cad- 
jan Notes or Writings are now in Your Orators Custody and ready to be pro- 
duced as this Honourable Court shall direct A Translate whereof is hereto 



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annexed and for greater Certainty Your Orator Craves Leave to be referred 
will more fully and at Large appear. And Your Orator further Sheweth unto 
this Honourable Court that some time since the said Numsheviah Departed this 
Life leaving Issue Somadrue his Son and Heir to whom before his death as 
also several! times since Your Orator has in a friendly manner applyed to the 
said Samadrue requesting payment of the Principal Moneys and Interest due 
as aforesaid But now so it is May it please this Honourable Court that the said 
Sumadrue has from time to time postponed Your Orator and now Absolutely 
refuses to satisfie the said Engagements. 

This is the End of the Bill. 
Henry Waddington, 

Attv. for the Comp*. 

March 19th 173 [3]. 

I Numsheviah Son of Verapah doe give this Bond of Agreement to a 
Bengalla Merchant named Shake Mahomud Abbisaru Soib, That I hereby 
make over unto him my House, Scituate in the Black Town in Maulcawn Street 
with the Choultry Bill of Sale, and also one Bond of Agreement of Buddu 
Ninapa's for 25 Pag s . lent him on his house standing in the Peda- 
naig's Petta; and after my return from Bengali if I do not pay off 
my Bond, of the Principall summ of 400 Pagodas, together with the 
Interest thereon, my own House shall be sold and the 25 Pag. s on the other 
House you shall receive, and write off from my Bond. 

Witnesses 

Nairoo Cashave Chittee, 
Tombu Valen Muteapah, 
moodelare. 

Signed 

Numsheviah 
The Bond wrote by Canaka Shashs. 

Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam . 



Present 

Holland Goddard Esq e . Mayor, 

Samuel Harrison and 

Edward Michell, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 27th day of January Anno 
Domini 1735-6 Between Shake Mahomud 
Abbisaru Soib, of Fort St. George, 
Merchant Complainant and Numsheviah 
Samadru of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cadian Pa ^- 40 °- 
Bond of assignment under the hand of Numsheviah the Defendant's father £st ' 16 "' 
dated the 19th day of March 1732. for secureing the repayment of the Summ 
of Pag. s 400 and Interest and the Defendant being present in Court and 
acknowledging the Justness of the Plaintiff's Demand and that the money still 
remained due on the aforementioned Bond of Security, This Court doth there- 
fore think fitt to order and decree and doth accordinglv Order and Decree 

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that the Defendant doe pay unto the Plaintiff the Sunim of four hundred Pago- 
das being the Principall Money due on the aforementioned Bond of Security 
with Interest thereon after the rate of eight per cent per Annum from the date 
thereof together with his Costs of Suite. And in default of Payment on or 
before the Expiration of fourteen days that the mortgaged Premisses be sold 
and the money arising by such Sale paid to the said Shake Mahomud Abbisaru 
Soib in and towards satisfaction of his said debt and Costs. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court 
of Madraspatnam. 

Dec 5 . 16, Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator 

1735. Butchina Merchant of Madrass That Singanon Son to Vencotaputte of Tri- 
plicane now being and resideing in Madrass, having Occasion for a Summ of 
money applyed himself to Your Orator requesting the Loan there of. Where- 
upon Your Orator did advance and lend to the said Singanon the Summ of 
Pagodas twenty four and twenty seven fanams of Madrass which is in Sterl- 
ing money of Great Britain allowing eight shillings per Pagoda, the Summ 
of nine pounds sixteen shillings or thereabouts and for securing the repayment 
of the said moneys, the said Singanon did make and give to your Orator one 
Cad j an Note or Writing under his Hand bearing date the thirteenth day of 
Aprill which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Thirty thereby promising to repay the said Principall on Demand and Interest 
thereon after the rate of twenty four fanams for each hundred Pagodas per 
Month as per the Original Bond and Translate thereof now in Your Orators 
Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will more 
fully appear. And Your Orator also shews that the said Singannon having 
a farther occasion for money applyed himself to Your Orator as aforesaid, and 
Your Orator did lend to the said Singanon the Summ of Pagodas nineteen and 
eighteen fanams Current of Madrass which is in Sterling money of Great 
Britain at the rate aforesaid the Summ of seven pound sixteen shillings for 
secureing repayment thereof the said Singanon did make and give to Your 
Orator One Writing under his Hand bearing date the Twentieth of November 
which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty 
five thereby promising to repay the same on Demand with Interest thereon 
after the rate of twenty four fanams for each hundred Pagodas per Month 
as per said Writing and Translate thereof now in Your Orators Custody and 
ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will also appear, 
and Your Orator shews that he has frequently applyed himself to the said 
Singanon in a friendly manner requesting payment of the Principall Summs 
and Interest due thereon since the dates of the respective Bonds. But now so 
it is May it please this Honourable Court, the said Singanon has by Triffling 
Excuses postpon'd Your Orator and Absolutely refused to fullfi.il his just 
Engagements. 

David Forbes, 
Attv. for the Comp 1 . 

Translate of an Interest Bond, 
November the 20th 1735. 

I Singanon Son to Vencateputtee of Triplicane do acknowledge to have 
received and borrowed of Bunde Buchanah the summ of nineteen Pagodas and 
Eighteen fanams to run at Interest at the rate of twenty four fanams for a 



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hundred pagodas per Month payable on Demand and together with the Princi- 
pal and Interest amounting thereon, Witness my hand. 

SlNGANON. 

Witness. 



Bachachendre w . 
Adopalo Ancanah. 



This Bond was drawn by 
Pudmanapah Bramine. 



Translate of an Interest Bond 
April the 13th 1730. 

I Singanon Son to Vencateputtee of Triplicane do acknowledge to have 
received and borrowed of Buchano Naick Son to Padmanack the Summ of twenty 
four Pagodas and twenty seven f anams to run at Interest at the rate of Twenty 
four fanams for a Hundred Pagodas per Month payable on Demand together 
with the Principal and Interest amounting thereon Witness my hand. 



Singanon. 



Witness. 

Clapacom Condapau, 
Mulyan Condapau. 



Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam . 



This Bond was drawn by 
Villa varague. 



Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r . Mayor, 

Tho s . Appleby, Edward Michell & 
Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 10th day of Feb r y. Anno Domini 
1735 Between Butchena of Fort St. George 
Merchant Complainant and Singanon of 
the same place Merchant Defendant. 

Upon reading the Pff. s Petition and also Translate of one Cad j an Bond fags. 44: 
under the hand of the Dff. dated the 13th day of April 1730 And also Translate n : iV 
of One other Cadjan Bond under the hand of the Dff. dated the 20th day of 
November 1735 And the Dff. being present in Court and acknowledging the 
Execution of said Bonds and the Justness of the Dff s . Demand This Court doth 
therefore think fitt to order and decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree 
that the Dff. do pay unto the Pff. the Summ of Forty four Pagodas, Nine 
fanams, being the Principall Money due on the aforementioned Bonds with 
Interest thereon after the rate of Eight per Cent per Annum from their res- 
pective dates together with his Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator jq ec 5 
Coja Avanee Merchant of Madrass That Noor Mahumud Merchant now being 1735. 
and resideing in Madrass having occasion for a Summ of Money applyed 



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himself to Your Orator for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did 
advance and lend unto the said Noor Mahumad the summ of seventy Pagodas, 
which in Sterling Money of Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings per 
Pagoda amounts unto the summ of Twenty Eight pounds, for securing the 
repayment thereof he the said Noor Mahumad by bill of sale under his hand 
bearing date the eighteenth day of November Anno Domini 1734 In considera- 
tion of the said Summ of Seventy Pagodas to him paid by Your Orator did 
Mortgage Assign and make over unto Your Orator all that his House and 
Ground Scituate in the Muttall Petta in Bussova Street between the Houses 
of Comrapah and Muttuboy Containing the dimentions therein mentioned To 
hold unto Your Orator his Heirs and Assigns for ever subject to a Provisoe 
for makeing void thereof on Payment of the said Summ of Seventy Pagodas 
with Interest after the rate of Eight per cent per annum at or before the 
Expiration of ten Months from the date thereof as by the said Bill of Sale 
now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced at this Honourable Court 
shall Direct will appear And Your Orator shews that he has frequently applyed 
unto the said Noor Mahumad requesting him to pay the Principall Money and 
Interest due on the said Mortgage But now so it is May it please this Honour- 
able Court that the said Noor Mahumad refuses to satisfie his said Engage- 
ments. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Attorney for the Comp f . 

Mayors Court ob 

Madraspatnam. 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq 11 . Mayor, 

Tho. s Appelby, Edward Michell 

& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 10th day of Feb r 5. Anno Domini 
1735-6 Between Coja Avanee of Fort 
St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Noor Mahumud of the same place 
Merchant Defendant. 

Pag?.. 70. Upon reading the Pff s . Petition and also One Bond of Assignment under 

Or £ st. 28- the hand of the Dff . dated the eighteenth day of November 1734 for secureing 
the repayment of the Summ of Pagodas 70 and Interest and the Dff. being 
present in Court and acknowledging the Execution of said Bond and the Just- 
ness of the Dff s . Demand This Court doth therefore think fit to Order and 
Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Dff. do pay unto the 
Pff. the Summ of Seventy Pagodas being the Principall Money due on the afore- 
mentioned Bond with Interest there on after the rate of eight per cent per 
annum from the date thereof together with his Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 
Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madraspatnam. 

June 24 1h . Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1735. Muteapa Modelear, That One Nallapah being indebted to Your Orator in the 
Summ of Pagodas Twenty five Current of Madrass, which is in Sterling Money 
of Great Britain allowing eight shillings per Pagoda, the Summ of Ten pounds, 
and Your Orator having importuned the said Nallapah very much for the 
Eepayment of the said money Nallapah told Your Orator it was not in his 



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power at that time to pay him, but that he had a Relation One Ariwatah a 
Widow and now being and resideing in Madrass that would mortgage her 
House and Ground to any Person that would advance the money to pay Your 
Orator, where upon Your Orator with the said Nallapah went to the House of 
One Sheoleapah Moodeliar who promised to advance and lend the Twenty five 
Pagodas if Nallapah would procure a Mortgage Bond of the said Ariwatah's 
House and Ground in the name and favours of the said Sheoleapah 
Moodeliar very soon, thereafter the said Ariwatah did cause make 
and did sign a Mortgage Bond of her House and Ground in the Pedu- 
naig's Petta in Nantapilleare's Street, between the House of Tellesinga and 
Rangapah, that he the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar his Heirs Executors or 
Assigns might enjoy the said House and Ground, provided the said Ariwatah 
her Heirs, Executors and Administrators should not well and truely pay or 
cause to be paid to the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar and his foresaids the summ 
of Pagodas Twenty five and Interest thereon after the rate of eight per cent 
per Annum, and that within the space of one year from the date of the Mort- 
gage Bond which was the nineteenth day of March and in the year of Our Lord 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty two three. But after Ariwatah 
had signed the Mortgage Bond aforesaid Sheoleapah Moodeliar could not 
advance and lend the money, but desired the said Nallapah to use his Endea- 
vours elsewhere to raise the same, upon this Disappointment Your Orator 
with Nallapah went to one Chadeapah a Conicoply and left the Mortgage Bond 
and Ariwatah's House Bill in the hands of the said Chadepah that if possible 
he should borrow the money on the said Papers and Nallapah left Your Orators 
servant with the said Chadeapah, with Orders to them both that if the money 
was got, the same should be delivered to Your Orator, if not that the Papers 
should be delivered to Your Orator for the Security of the Money that was due 
to him by the said Nallapah, Seeing it was for that end Ariwatah had signed 
the Mortgage Bond, upon Your Orators having received the papers by Nallapah' s 
Order as afore said, he went to Sheoleapah Moodeliar and told him all that 
had passed on that Affair, Sheoleapah told Your Orator he thought he was 
very safe and that as soon as the time of payment was come seeing the Bond 
was in his name he would sue for the payment thereof, as also that Ariwatah 
had granted the same for Your Orators behoof, Upon the time when the money 
ought to have been paid and very often after Sheoleapah Moodeliar sent to 
Ariwatah's House demanding payment of the said Bond and Ariwatah came 
very frequently to the House of the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar, but never made 
the least Remonstrance or Objection of the Justness of the Debt and Demands, 
but gave repeated Assurances that as soon as her Relation Nallapah came from 
the Country, who was then at Arcot, the Principal and Interest should be 
paid and the Mortgage redeem'd and only begg'd delay untill that time. But 
soon after the return of the said Nallapah he departed this life at St. Thome, 
and Your Orator shews that frequently after the death of the said Nallapah. 
the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar demanded payment of the Bond from the said 
Ariwatah in pursuance of her repeated promises so to do. But now so it if 
May it please this Honourable Court the said Ariwatah now absolutely refuses 
to make the least payment or Satisfaction or to fullfill her said Engagements. 

David Forbes, 
Attn, for the Comp*. 

The Answer of Ariwatah Widow of Madrass Dff. to the Bill of Com- 
plaint of Muttepah Moodeliar of the same place Complainant. 

This Defendant saving and reserving to herself now and at all times here- n ov . 28 
after all and all manner of Benefits and Advantage of Exception to the Errors 1735.' 
and Imperfections in the said Bill contained for answer thereunto or unto 
so much thereof as this Defendant is advised materially concerneth her to 
make answer unto, she answereth and saith that she knows not save only by 



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the Complainant's said Bill of Complaint That One Nallapah was indebted 
to the Complainant in the sum of twenty five Pagodas Or that the Complainant 
had importuned the said Nallapah for payment of the same Or what the said 
Nallapah told the Complainant relate mg to a Mortgage from this Dff. or 
anything concerning the same and this Defendant denys she made or signed 
any Mortgage for the purposes in the Complainant's Bill falsely alledged nor 
is it reasonably to suppose that the Complainant would accept of any such 
Mortgage as is set forth in the said Bill without his own application to this 
Defendant for that purpose that the same might be made in his own name 
which the Complainant acknowledges he never did And this Defendant saith 
that it plainly appears by the Complainants said Bill of Complaint that the 
obtaining such Mortgage, if any there was, the same was a trick and Con- 
trivance between the Complainant and the said Nallapah and it also appears 
by the said Bill that no Consideration whatever was paid this Dff. for the 
same and this Dff. further saith that as the said Mortgage was made in another 
persons name and no consideration paid, the Possession of such Mortgage 
cannot convey any right or Title in or to the Complainant. Therefore this 
Defendant humbly hopes this Honourable Court will order the said Mortgage 
to be delivered up to this Defendant to be Cancelled and the rather for that 
the Complainant did some time heretofore file a Bill of Complaint in this 
Honourable Court in the name of one Sheoleapah Moodeliar to whom the said 
Mortgage is pretended to be made. But the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar having 
declared by his answer to this Defendant's Cross Bill that no Consideration 
was paid to this Defendant and by other proofs in the cause after Publication 
passed, the said Compalinant thought fitt to withdraw the said Bill upon 
payment of Costs which said Costs never came to the hands of this Defendant, 
and this Defendant saith that she admits that in or about the year 1733 Paddy 
and other Grain being very scarce and dear and she being in much want thereof 
and in order to raise money to buy and purchase the same she did sign a 
Mortgage of her House and Ground in Consideration of twenty five Pagodas 
said to be paid her by the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar who had before promised 
to advance the same And accordingly she trusted the said Nallapah with her 
House Bill of Sale and the said Mortgage in order for him to receive the said 
money of the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar for the said purpose But upon his 
often attending him therewith he the said Sheoleapah Moodeliar as often put 
him off with triffling Excuses and at length denyed to advance the said money 
whereupon this Defendant sometime after demanded of the said Sheoleapah 
Moodeliar the said Bill of Sale and Mortgage who promised to deliver it to 
this Defendant but pretending it was mislaid and so also put off this Defen- 
dant with some such triffling Excuses, But how the same came into 
the Possession of the Complainant this Defendant knows not, nor was 
she ever consenting thereto And this Defendant further saith she never 
promised payment of the said twenty five Pagodas to any person what- 
ever inasmuch as she had never received any Consideration for the said Mort- 
gage And this Defendant also saith that she does not know what the Complain- 
ant means by asking her what passed at Triplicane after Nallapah's death 
betwixt Nallapah's mother and his Relations when she went to demand the 
said Security unless the Complainant would know whether this Defendant 
did go thither to demand the said security as this Dff. actually did and of 
right ought since she had received no Consideration for the same when the 
said Nallapah's Mother and Relations declared they were very sorry that the 
said Nallapah and Sheoleapah Moodeliar had so deceived this Defendant All 
which matters and things this Defendant is ready to aver Maintain and prove 
as this Honourable Court shall award and humbly prays to be hence dismissed 
with her reasonable Costs in this behalf most wrongfully sustained. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Attv. for tie Dff. 



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Replication General. 
Rejoynder General. 

Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 
Holland Goddard Esq r . Mayor. 
Sam l . Harrison, John Saunders, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Fryday the 20th day of February Anno Dom : 
1736 Between Mootalu of Fort St. George 
Complainant, against Ariwatah of the 
same place Defendant. 

This Cause coming on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 
in presence of the Attorneys on both sides On hearing the Bill, Answer, Repli- 
cation and Rejoynder and also the Bill and Answer in Cause between Ariwatah 
Pff. against Chadeapah and Sheoleapah Dff s . and also one deed of Assignment 
under the hand of the Dff . dated the 19th day of March 1732-3 and what was 
alledged on either side and upon Examination had of the matters in this Cause 
and due consideration thereon This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order 
and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Dff. do pay unto 
the Pff. the summ of twenty five Pagodas being the Principall money due on Pa 
the aforementioned Deed of Assignment with Interest after the rate of eight Or £ st.'io. 
per cent per annum from the date of said Bond until full payment shall be made 
of the same, and in default thereof On or before the Expiration of 14 days that 
the Mortgaged premises be sold and the money arising by such sale paid to the 
Pff. in and towards the Discharge of his Debt and Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator July 15^ 
Tongee Chittee son of Collaway Chittee Mutta Marr Chittee Late Merchant 1735. 
of Madrass Deceased That Nine Chittee Merchant now being and resideing 
in Madrass having Occasion for a sum of money applyed himself to Your 
Orators said late Father for the Loan thereof where upon Your Orators late 
father did advance and lend unto the said Nina Chittee the summ of five 
hundred Pagodas, for secureing the repayment whereof he the said Nina 
Chittee did make and give unto Your Orators said father One Writing or 
Bill of Sale under his hand bearing date the 2d day of June 1719 whereby the 
said Nina Chittee in consideration of the said sum of five hundred Pagodas 
to him paid by Your Orators said Father did Mortgage, assign and make over 
unto Your Orators said father the three severall Houses and Ground parti- 
cularly mentioned and described in the said Bill of Sale, To hold unto Your 
Orators said father his Heirs and assigns for ever, subject to a Proviso for 
makeing void thereof on payment of the summ of five hundred Pagodas with 
Interest after the rate of nine per cent per annum within one year after the 
date thereof as by the said recited Bill of Sale now in Your Orators Custodv 
ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear, And 
Your Orator shews that the said Nina Chittee hath since at severall times paid 
unto Your Orator and his father in his lifetime part of the said Principall 
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money and Interest and. thereby hath reduced the same unto the summ of two 
hundred and Eighty seven Pagodas which in Sterling money of Great Britain 
after the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda amounts to the summ of one hundred 
and fourteen pounds Sixteen shillings which said moneys Your Orator hath 
frequently demanded of the said Nina Chittee and requested him to pay the 
said remaining moneys due on the said Mortgage But now so it is May it please 
this Honourable Court that the said Nina Chittee absolutely refuses to satisfie 
his said Engagements. 

Granth m . Bird, 
AtPJ. for the Comp f . 
Aug. 11, 1735. 

Sworn before me 
John Saunders, 
Mayor. 

The Answer of Nina Chittee Defendant to 
the Bill of Complaint of Tongee Chit- 
tee, Son to Colloway Chittee Mutta Mar 
Chittee Complainant. 

This Defendant saving to himself all benefitt of Exception to the Errors 
and Imperfections in the said Bill contained for answer therein, or unto so 
much thereof as he is advised, Materially concerneth this Defendant, he this 
Defendant saith that he admits that on or about the time mentioned in the 
Complainant's Bill of Complaint he this Defendant did borrow and receive 
from the Complainant's father the summ of Pagodas five hundred, and for 
secureing repayment thereof and Interest thereon, he did give a Mortgage Bond 
as specified in the Complainant's Bill of Complaint, But this Defendant 
absolutely denys, that he stands indebted to the Complainant in the summ of 
Pagodas two hundred and eighty seven which is in Sterling money of Great 
Britain, allowing eight shillings per pagoda the Summ of one hundred and 
fourteen pounds, as the ballance of the payments and Interest of the Mortgage 
aforesaid, or that this Dff. stands indebted to the Complainant in any summ 
or summs whatsoever on account of the Mortgage Bond, or any manner of 
ways or means the Contrary whereof will evidently appear by a stated Account 
hereto annexed, which this Defendant humbly prays this Honourable Court, 
may be a part of his Answer, and this Defendant also acknowledges, that the 
Complainant frequently applyed himself to him demanding the Ballance, as 
he falsely alledges in his Bill of Complaint of the Principall and Interest 
remaining unpaid on the Mortgage Bond aforesaid, and as often as the Com- 
plainant made demands he was answered by this Defendant that the said 
Mortgage Bond and Interest due thereon was overpaid and a Ballance due to 
this Defendant and therefore he hoped that he would adjust accounts and 
deliver up the Mortgage Bond and pay the ballance of the account, but the 
Complainant being conscious to himself of the truth and verity of the Account, 
has postponed doing the same very much to this Defendant's hurt and pre- 
judice, all which matters and things this Defendant is ready to prove and 
Maintain as this Honourable Court shall award, and Humblv prays to be 
hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs and Charges in this behalf most 
wrongfully sustained. 

David Forbes, 
AttM. for the Dif. 

The Replication of Tongee Chittee Merchant of Madras Complainant to 
the Answer of Nina Chittee of the same place Merchant Defendant. 

An i 29*= ^ ne sa ^ Replyant saving to himself all advantages of Exception to the 

j 7 35 Incertaintys, Untruths and Insufficiencys of the Defendant's Answer for Repli- 
cation thereunto, saith that all and singular the matters and things in the 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 11 

Repliant's said Bill contained are true as the same are therein alledged and 
that the Answer of the said Defendant to the said Bill is very untrue, Imper- 
fect and Insufficient to be replyed unto and particularly for that the Defen- 
dant hath in the Account annexed to his said Answer Charged for a small 
parcell of Redwood amounting to no more than seven pagodas two fanams 
sixty Cash as sold this Replyants four years before the money lent upon the 
Mortgage with eleven pagodas thirteen fanams and Eight Cash as and for 
the interest for the same As also is it as inconsistent with reason and common 
Sence for the Defendant to charge the summ of two hundred pagodas as paid 
almost two years before the Principall money lent on the said Mortgage, And 
this Replyant further saith that he allows he did receive the summ of Two 
Hundred Pagodas as also the summ of Three Hundred Pagodas upon account 
of the Principal money and Interest due on the said Mortgage but that the 
two hundred Pagodas was paid almost four years after the first payment of 
three hundred pagodas as will more plainly appear by the Account hereto 
Annext therefore the charge of two hundred pagodas in the Defendant's 
account must be false and erroneous But to refresh the Defendants Memory 
relateing to the payment of the said two hundred Pagodas this Replyant saith 
that the charge of Two Hundred Pagodas in the Defendant's account said to 
be received of the Company was received of one Callastree Chittee one of the 
Heads of the Cast by the Order and for the account of the Cast, But sometime 
after this Replyant pressing the Defendant to clear off the said Mortgage The 
said Defendant very much importuned the said Callastree Chittee to lett him 
have the said money which he accordingly did and soon after paid the same 
to this Replyant at the time, and no other, mentioned in this Replyant' s 
accounts And this Replyant further saith that although the Defendant agreed 
to pay for the Loan of the said money on the said Mortgage after the rate of 
nine per cent per annum Yet this Replyant has charged in his Account no more 
than eight per cent Notwithstanding whereof there remains justly due and 
owing on the said Mortgage on the twelfth day of August 1735 the sum of 
Two Hundred Eighty one Pagodas Seventeen fanams And this Replyant is 
ready to averr Maintain and prove the same as this Honourable Court shall 
award And Humbly Prays as in and by his said Bill he hath already Prayed. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Attn, for the PJf. 

The Rejoynder of Nina Chittee Merchant of Madrass Defendant to the 
Replication of Tongee Chittee of the same place Merchant Complainant. 

The said Defendant now and at all times hereafter, saving and reserving .Nov. 25, 
to himself all manner of Benefitts and Advantage of Exception to the Incer- 1735. 
tainty and Insufficiency of the said Replication Saith, that the Defendants 
said answer is certain true and sufficient in the Law to be replyed into. He 
this Dff . saith that the Complainant charges the sum of Pagodas Two Hundred 
Eighty Seven as due to him by this Defendant the fifteenth day of July in this 
present year of Our Lord as the Ballance of Principal and Interest, but on the 
twenty fourth day of August there after when the Compalinant gave in his 
Replication to this Defendant's answer with the Account Current annext there- 
to, therein the Ballance as the Complainant makes it with Interest to that day 
amounts only to Pagodas Two Hundred Eighty one, Seven fanams Notwith- 
standing the Complainant hath charged in his account Current, Comp d . 
Interest or Interest upon Interest which never was allowed of in this place on 
a Mortgage Bond which plainly shews the Complainant's Account to be false 
and erroneous, altho he this Complainant out of his Extraordinary pretended 
Justice says he has only charged eight per cent, the Mortgage Bond Running 
at Nine, but when the Account Current is examined it will be found he has 
the Conscience to charge as aforesaid, but as the Complainant is too Inconsist- 
ent with himself and will not allow anything to be common Sence but what 
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gratifies the Avericious spirit possesses him. This Defendant beggs Leave 
of this Honourable Court seeing its hardly Possible to refresh the Memory of 
the Complainant for the reasons aforesaid to put the whole Affair in its due 
Colours, Colloway Chittee, late Merchant of Madrass, bought of this Defendant 
a parcell of Redwood upon the day and at the price and weight as in this DfK 
Account, but the same has not as yet been paid for altho the Complainant seems 
not a little Surprized this Dff. should charge the same and Interest thereon. 
On the 11th day of February which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand 
seven hundred Sixteen, seventeen, there was a Bond given by the Honour- 
able Company to the Cast for Pagodas forty thousand which was paid with 
the Interest thereon by Joseph Collett Esq r . then President on the seven- 
teenth day of August which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Seventeen to Colloway Chittee who then was Head of the Cast 
as will appear by an attested Copy of the discharge granted for that Effect 
Signed by the said Colloway Chittee and Collastree Chittee upon Colloway 
Chittee having received the aforesaid Money, This Defendant very often 
applyed himself to him for the summ of Pagodas two hundred and Interest 
thereon received by him the said Colloway Chittee as this Defendants share 
of the aforesaid summ but was postponed from time to time and soon thereafter 
the said Colloway Chittee departed this Life, Upon the death of the said 
Colloway Chittee his brother Mutta Marr Chittee who was father to the Com- 
plainant possessed himself of all the goods and Chatties and Effects of the said 
Deceased Colloway Chittee sufficient to pay all his debts and a considerable 
overplus. This Defendant importuned Mutta Mar Chittee very much for the 
Pagodas Two Hundred and Interest thereon aforesaid received from the 
Honourable Company but was put off by triffling Excuses and by telling him 
this Dff. that as soon as his Brothers Cash Chest was opened that the Moneys 
demanded and Interest thereon should be paid, but the Defendant having press- 
ing Occasions for money prevailed on the said Mutta Mar Chittee to give him 
in Loan the summ of Pagodas Five Hundred on the Mortgage of three Houses 
as is expressed in the Bill of Complaint, but scon thereafter the said Mutta 
Mar Chittee Departed this Life and upon his Death the Compalinant possessed 
himself of all the Goods and Chattels and Effects of his Deceased father Mutta 
Mar Chittee sufficient to pay his Debts and a considerable Overplus. Soon 
after the Death of Mutta Mar Chittee the Complainant received of this Dff. 
Pagodas Three Hundred which the Complainant acknowledges in his Account 
also he gives this Defendant Credit for Pagodas Two Hundred but pretends 
he received it from Collastree Chittee some years thereafter but upon examining 
this Defendants Account Current annext to his Answer the Ballance at that 
time stands as is therein set forth due to this Defendant and he also saith as in 
and by his said answer he has already said and does and will averr and Main- 
tain all and every thing and things therein to be true and Certain in such 
manner and form as they and every of them are therein alledged and Expressed. 

David Forbes, 
Am. for the Dff. 

Interrogatories to be administered to such Witnesses as shall be produced 

Sworne and Examined on the part and behalf of Tongee Chittee Merchant of 

Madrass in a Certain Cause wherein the said Tongee Chittee is Complainant 

and Nina Chittee of the same place Merchant Defendant. 

1. Imprimis do you know the parties Complainant and Defendant in this 

Cause or either and which of them and how long have you known them or 

either and which of them Declare. 

2 " Item Do you know of any Mortgage of Houses and Ground being made 

chittS. or granted by the Defendant to the Complainant's Father for the Loan of any 

Teagapah an( j w h a t summ of money as you have heard or been informed and was the said 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 13 

money or any and what part thereof and when as you remember paid to the 
Complainant and by whom and in whose presence and at whose request was 
the said moneys or any part thereof paid was such money paid by the Defend- 
ant or by one Collastree Chittee for his account at the request of the said Dff*. 
Declare all you know of the matter here Enquired after with your reasons fc" 
the same. 

Item Do you know or can you say any other matter or thing material for 
the Complainant in this Cause if so set forth the same as you know have been 
informed or do believe with the reasons of such your knowledge or beleif . 

Granth m . Bird, 
AtPJ. for the Pff. 

Between Tanja Chittee of Fort St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Nina Chittee of the said place Merchant Defendant on the part of the Com- 
plainant. 

Depositions of Witnesses taken in this Cause by and before the Examiner 
in this Court as follows. 

Tomby Chittee of Fort St. George Merchant Deposeth to the Second 
Interrogatory that he well knows the Defendant did Mortgage his Dwelling 
house and some others to the Complainants father for the Summ of five hundred 
Pagodas as this Deponent remembers but does not know that it was repaid, 
but in the time of Governor Collett there happened a great dispute among the 
Chittee Cast on which their houses were all seized and among the rest the 
Defendants in which there was in ready money this Deponent thinks 200 
Pagodas which was paid into the Companys Cash as was many other summs 
to a Large amount after the Dispute was made up a present was made to 
Governor Collett and the Defendant requested of this Deponent to let him 
have the 200 Pagodas because he was very much pressed for the payment due 
on his Mortgage and that he would afterwards pay to this Deponent his share 
of the present made to the Governor the said Two hundred Pagodas was then 
in Collastree Chittees hands and this Deponent spoke to him to give it to the 
Defendant, he received it and paid it to Tanja Chittee the Complainant in 
part of the said Mortgage, after this, This Deponent severall times spoke to 
the Defendant to settle accounts with the Complainant and pay him the Bal- 
lance but for what Cause this Deponent cant sett forth the said Dff*. would 
give no Ear to his advice and more this Deponent knoweth not. 

Tombee Chittee. 

Teagapah Chittee of Fort St. George Merchant Deposeth to the Second 
Interrogatory That the Affair Enquired after therein past before he had any 
knowledge in affairs and he therefore cant sett forth any of the particulars 
relating to it, further than that he has heard talk of such Mortgage and of some 
payment made thereon, and also of Disputes about paying the Balance, and more 
this Deponent knoweth not. 

Teagapah Chttee. 

Between Tanja Chittee Pff. against Nina Chittee Dft\ In pursuance of 
an order of reference made in this Cause the 20th Instant I have taken and 
stated the accounts between the Complainant and Defendant and do find that 
the Defendant is indebted to the Complainant in the summ of Pagodas One 
Hundred and Nineteen two fanams and Fifty Cash all which I certifie and sub- 
mitt to the Judgement of this Honourable Court. 

John Stratton, 
Register. 



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Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 15 

Mayor's Court of Madras spatnam. 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq b . Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell, 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 24th day of February Anno 
Domini 1735-6 Between Tanja Chittee of 
Fort St. George Merchant Complainant 
and Nina Chittee of the same place 
Merchant Defendant. 

This Cause coming again to be heard and debated before this Court in ^ a s s - * 19 5Q 
the Presence of the Parties and their Attornyes on both sides, on hearing the or £ st. 47 :" 
proofs taken in this Cause and also an Order of this Court made the 20th inst. 12 •' 4i - 
and also the Registers report and account stated pursuant thereto read and 
what was alledged on either side and upon Examination had of the Matters iu 
this Cause and due consideration thereon This Court doth therefore think 
fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the 
Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff the suram of one hundred and Nineteen 
Pagodas one fanam and fifty Cash being the Ballance remaining due to the 
Complainant together with his Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton. 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at Madras spatnam. 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator Jan**.- 1, 
Aleopate Kistnoma Merchant of Madrass That Nallom Juggo Merchant Of and 1734-5. 
now being and lesideing in Madrass haveing had divers and sundry dealings 
with Your Orator as will appear by an Account Current hereto annext, it 
thereby appears that the said Nallom Jugga stands indebted to Your Orator 
in the full and just summ of Two Hundred eighty four Pagodas nine fanams 
forty five Cash Current of Madrass which is in Sterling money of Great Britain 
at the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda One hundred and thirteen pounds 
fourteen shillings or thereabouts Your Orator also shews that the said Nallom 
Juggo applyed himself to Your Orator that as there was some Merchants here 
who had goods on board boats in Madrass Road from the Southward, and know- 
ing also that Your Orator had particular Interest with the said Merchants, 
that if Your Orator would purchase goods of he said Merchants seeing they 
were for the use of Captain John Poney that he Your Orator should have one 
third share of the profitts arising from the sale of the said goods and that the 
said Nallom Juggo was to have the other two-thirds of the said Profitts, to 
which Proposall Your Orator agreed and did purchase of the said Merchants 
• Goods to the value of Pagodas Ten thousand and upwards Currant of Madrass 
which is in Sterling money of Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings 
per Pagoda Four thousand pounds and the Goods were brought on shore and 
entered in the name of the said Captain John Poney and the Seagate Customs 
paid for the same at the rate of five per cent, But upon makeing up the Accounts 
the said Nallom Juggo Charged the Seagate Custom for the before said Goods 
after the rate of ten per cent and also charged brokeridge on the goods so 
bought at ten per cent so that there was of neat gain on the said goods accord- 
ing to the account at the rate of twelve per cent and there became due to Your 
Orator after all Charges were deducted for his third share the summ of Pagodas 



16 Records of Fort St. George 



four hundred Current of Madrass which is in Sterling money of Great Britain 
at the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda one Hundred and sixty pounds. 
Your Orator further shows that there was a parcell of Goods bought in Partner- 
ship betwixt the said Nallom Juggo, your Orator and other two Merchants in 
equal Shares and the said Nalloru Juggo was Manager for the whole and upon 
makeing up the Accounts of Sales and Charges it was found that there was 
gained thereby the Summ of Pagodas Two Hundred and fifty Currant of 
Madrass which is in Sterling money of Great Britain at eight shillings per 
Pagoda one Hundred pounds so that there became due to Your Orator Pagodas 
sixty two and eighteen fanams which is in Sterling money at the rate afore- 
said Twenty five pounds, and the said Nallom Juggo paid the other two Mer- 
chants their proportion according to the said Account. Your Orator further 
shews that there was a Loading of Paddy Consigned to him and Your Orators 
business Obliging him to leave this place for some time he left the Paddy in 
the hands of the said Nallom Juggo and they mutually agreed that what pro- 
fitts should arise on the Sale of the said Loading of Paddy and the Commission 
thereon should be divided viz*. Your Orator was to have one third share and 
the said Nallom Juggo was to have the other two third Shares of the said 
Profitts. And it was found that upon the sale of the whole there was of Neat 
Profitt Pagodas one hundred and fifty which is of Sterling money of Great 
Britain at the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda Sixty Pounds so that there 
became due to Your Orator as his third Share Pagodas Fifty which is in Ster- 
ling money of Great Britain Twenty Pounds. And Your Orator further 
shews that in Partnership with the said Nallom Juggo they did purchase a 
parcell of Cloth and did mutually agree that what Profitts should arise there 
on should be equally divided, and the Cloth was put under the care and manage- 
ment of the said Nallom Juggo and upon Sale of the same after all Charges 
were deducted it was found that the gains thereon produced Pagodas one 
hundred which is in Sterling money of Great Britain allowing eight shillings 
per Pagoda Forty Pounds so that there became due to Your Orator by that 
Account as the half of the Profitts Pagodas fifty which is in Sterling money of 
Great Britain Twenty pounds and Your Orator shews that he has very often 
in a friendly manner applyed himself to the said Nallom Juggo requesting; 
him to pay the summs aforesaid, But now so it is May it please this Honour- 
able Court the said Nallom Juggo has postponed Your Orator from time to 
time and now absolutely refuses to make payment and satisfaction to Your 
Orator for any part of the said Money. 

David Forbes, 
A W. for the Pff. 

Sworn before me 
Feb**. 17, 1734-5. 
John Saunders, Mayor. 

The Answer of Nallom Juggo Merchant of 
Madrass Defendant to the Bill of Com- 
plaint of Allopate Kistnoma Merchant of - 
the same place Complainant. 

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself now and at all times 
hereafter all and all manner of Benefitts and Advantage of Exception to the 
Errors, Untruths, Incertaintys and Imperfections in the Complainants said 
Bill of Complaint contained, for answer thereunto or unto so much thereof 
as this Defendant is advised doth Materially concern him to make answer 
unto. This Defendant saith that he admits it to be true that he hath had divers 
and Sundry dealings with the Complainant but denys that he thereby stands 
indebted to the Complainant in the Summ of Pagodas Two Hundred Eighty 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 17 

four Nine fanains forty Cash as is falsely alledged by the Complainant in his 
said Bill of Complaint and the Account thereunto annext for that on the 
Contrary the said Complainant is indebted unto this Defendant by and on 
account of such their dealings together in the summ of forty six Pagodas twelve 
fanams and ten Cash as will more fully appear by an Account Currant here- 
unto annext to which this Defendant for more Certainty therein Craves leave 
to be referred and this Defendant denys that he ever applyed to the Complain- 
ant for him the Complainant to buy Goods of any Merchants or for the use of 
Captain John Pouney or that the Complainant should have any part of the 
Profitts arising by Sale of the said Goods Or for any other the like purposes 
in the Bill mentioned therefore this Defendant saith that all other the Allega- 
tions relateing thereunto are intirely false and groundless And this Defendant 
also denys that he ever bought or was concerned in any Partnership with the 
Complainant and two other Merchants in the buying of any Goods whatever 
or that he ever was Manager for the whole nor doth this Defendant know of 
any Account of Sale relateing thereunto or upon any other account as in the 
said Bill is falsely Suggested And this Defendant also saith that he knows 
nothing of any Load of Paddys being Consigned to the Complainant and also 
denys that the Complainant left any Paddy in the hands of this Defendant or 
that there was any such agreement or any Profitt arising by Sale thereof as 
in the said Bill is falsely alledged And this Defendant also denys that he ever 
purchased a parcell of Cloth in Partnership with the Complainant or made 
any such Agreement or that any such Cloth was under the Care or management 
of the Defendant nor doth he this Defendant know anything of any gains 
thereon nor anything relateing thereunto, And this Defendant also saith that 
in or about the year 1733 there being some difference between the Complainant 
and this Defendant relateing to the accounts aforementioned the said Com- 
plainant applyed to Mr. Sparks then Mayor for redress who recommended this 
Defendant and the said Complainant to choose Arbitrators to inspect the said 
accounts which this Defendant and the said Complainant accordingly did and 
after many Meetings and Attendances for that purpose the said Complainant 
refused to stand by such Decision of the Arbitrators and thereupon soon after 
filed his Bill in this Honourable Court against this Defendant complaining 
of the un justness of the said Account when upon this Defendants appearing 
in Court upon the first Summons the said matters in difference was again by 
the Court recommended to Arbitration and upon this Defendants offer that 
all the Arbitrators should be of the Complainants own choosing the said Com- 
plainant and this Defendant entered into Penal Bonds bearing date the twenty 
fourth day of May Anno Domini 1734 to stand to the award of Vencatashila- 
pilla Punshevana Rasrapa Anteepetty Comrapa and Trepasoor Marr Chittee 
So that they made their award in Writing before the Expiration of three 
Months from the date thereof In pursuance of which said Bond of Arbitration 
they the said Arbitrators had divers and Sundry Meetings and altho the said 
Bond as to time was expired they the said Arbitrators by Writing under their 
hands dated on or about the 29th day of October 1734 Declared that the Com- 
plainant should pay to this Defendant what appeared to be due to him upon 
his Account Current unless the Complainant should by Witnesses produce his 
Account to be signed by the Complainant in the manner as in the said award 
particularly mentioned To which said award Notwithstanding the Elapse of 
time before mentioned this Defendant and the said Complainant agreed to 
stand to and abide as by the said Award now in the hands of the Court Peon, 
amongst other accounts and papers relateing to the same, and to which this 
Defendant begs leave to be referred will appear. And accordingly this Defen- 
dant and the said Complainant signed their Names thereto, All which Matter 
and things This Defendant is ready to averr Maintain and Prove as this 
Honourable Court shall Award. And therefore prays to be hence Dismissed 
with his reasonable Costs in this behalf most wrongfully sustained. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Attv. for the Dft, 

1736—3 



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To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 

Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator Feb»y. 18 
Nallom Juggo Merchant of Madrass That Alepate Kistnoma Merchant now 1734-35. 
being and resideing in Madrass having had divers and sundry dealings with 
your orator became indebted unto your Orator upon the Ballance of Account 
in the Summ of forty six Pagodas Twelve fanams and Ten Cash being in 
Sterling Money of Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda 
the summ of eighteen pounds ten shillings or thereabouts And Your Orator 
Shews that Differences ariseing between the said Alepate Kistnoma and your 
Orator relateing to the said Account, the said Differences were left to Arbitra- 
tion and the said Alepate Kistnoma and Your Orator entred into Penal Bonds 
bearing date the twenty fourth day of May Anno Domini 1734 to stand to the 
award of Vencatachilapilla Punchevana Rasapa Anteepetty Comrapa and Tre- 
pasoor Man Chittee so that they made their award in Writing before the 
Expiration of three Months from the date thereof In pursuance of which said 
Bond of Arbitration they the said Arbitrators had divers and sundry Meetings 
and altho the said Bond as to time was Expired they the said Arbitrators by 
Writing under their hands dated on or about the 29th of October 1734 Declared 
that the said Alepate Kistnoma should pay to Your Orator what appeared to 
be due to him upon his Account Current unless the said Alepate Kistnoma 
should by Witnesses produce his Account to be signed by the said Alepate 
Kistnoma in the manner as in the said award is particularly mentioned To 
which said award notwithstanding the elapse of time before mentioned Your 
Orator and the said Alepate Kistnoma agreed to stand to and abide And 
accordingly Your Orator and the said Alepate Kistnoma signed their Names 
thereto as by the said Award now in the hands of the Court Peon relation 
being thereunto had will appear. And Your Orator shews he has frequently 
applyed unto the said Alepate Kistnoma requesting payment of the said 
Moneys so due to Your Orator as aforesaid But now so it is May it please this 
Honourable Court That the said Alepate Kistnoma refuses to satisfie his said 
Engagement. 

Granth m . Bird, 
AtPJ. for the Pff. 

The Answer of Alepate Kistnoma of Madrass Merchant Defendant to the 
Bill of Complaint of Nallom Juggo of the same place Merchant Complainant. 

This Defendant saveing and reserving to himself now and at all times 
hereafter, all and all manner of Benefit and Advantage of Exception to the 
Errors Untruths, Uncertaintys and Imperfections in the Complainants said 
Bill of Complaint contained, for an answer there unto or unto so much thereof Sworn 
as this Defendant is advised doth materially concern him to make answer before 
unto, He answereth and saith that he admits it to be true, that he hath had me this 
divers and sundry dealings with the Complainant but denys that he thereby 22 ° DAY 
stands indebted to the Complainant in the Summ of Pagodas Forty six twelve 0F April 
fanams and ten Cash, being in Sterling money of Great Britain allowing eight j 73 ^' 
shillings per Pagoda the Summ of Eighteen Pounds ten shillings or there- senders 
abouts, as is falsely alledged in the Complainants Bill of Complaint, the Con- Mayor. 
trary of which will appear to this Honourable Court by a stated Account 
hereto annexed which this Defendant humbly begs may be a part of his 
answer, seeing the Ballance of the said Account due by the Complainant to 
this Defendant amounts to the Summ of Pagodas two hundred eighty four 
Nine fanams Forty five Cash Current of Madrass, which is in Sterling Money 
of Great Britain allowing eight shillings per Pagoda the Summ of one hund- 
red thirteen pounds twelve shillings or thereabouts. This Defendant also 
acknowledges that there arose differences betwixt him this Defendant and the 
Complainant about settling the Ballance of the Account aforesaid as also of 
other very valuable transactions of Trade which had been betwixt them, as 



22 Records of Fort St. George 

also this Defendant admits that in order to accommodate the said differences 
this Defendant and the Complainant did submit the said affair to Arbitration 
and for Effectuating thereof both Parties did enter into and sign a Penalty 
Bond bearing date the twenty fourth day of May which was in the year of 
Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Four, to stand to the 
award and Determination of Trepasoor Marr Chittee, Aliepatte Comrapa, 
Punchevana Rasapa, Vencatachilapilla to be determined by the said Arbi- 
trators, and that within the space of three months from and after the date of 
the Penalty Bond. But seeing the Penalty Bond was expired and the time 
therein limitted being elapsed notwithstanding the Arbitrators had met for 
that Purpose, so that they had not the Least Shadow or Colour in Equity or 
Justice to give any Determination or Award by Virtue of the said Penalty 
Bond seeing the force thereof was Extinguished. Yet the Arbitrators took 
upon them on or about the twenty ninth day of October which was in the year 
of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Four to make an 
Award on the Account aforesaid And this Defendant admits that he and the 
Complainant did sign the same seeing he this Defendant was very Conscious 
to himself that the Account Current betwixt him this Defendant and the Com- 
plainant was fairly and justly stated in the Complainants Books, and the 
Ballance struck by their Mutual Consent and that the Ballance due on the 
Account was as is sett forth and due to the Defendant. And this Defendant 
further saith in Obedience to the Will of the said Award and that thereby the 
Ballance might be paid by the Complainant to the Defendant He this Defen- 
dant did come with one Veraga a Witness for this Defendant to Trepasoor 
Marr Chittee One of the Arbitrators mentioned in the Penalty Bond, and 
desired that the said Witness might be Examined on this Defendants behalf, 
But the said Trepasoor Marr Chittee absolutely refused so to do except it was 
in the presence of the three other Arbitrators requesting them to meet and 
Examine this the Defendants Witnesses in order to prove what concerned him 
in the said award, but they have not thought fitt as yet to meet for that Effect 
so that not only the Ballance on the aforesaid Account but also other Articles 
of very considerable value upon which the Disputes arose betwixt this Defen- 
dant and the Complainant continue in the same Posture as when the Penalty 
Bond was writt and signed by them, by which this Defendant hath suffered 
considerable Losses, so that he hath no other Protection or recourse for Jus- 
tice and Relief except from this Honourable Court. And this Defendant 
doth further say that he doth not remember of any demand that ever was made 
by the Complainant on this Defendant for the Ballance which the Complain- 
ant falsely alledges is due to him by this Defendant Or that ever the Com- 
plainant made any demands on this Defendant for any Summ or Summs 
whatsoever, All which Matters and things this Defendant is ready to averr, 
Maintain and prove, as this Honourable Court shall award, and prays to be 
hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs in this Cause most wrongfully 
Sustained. 

David Forbes, 
Attv. for the Dft. 
Replication General. 
Rejoynder General. 



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Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 25 



Interrogatories to be Administer' d to 
such Witnesses as shall be produced 
Sworn and Examined in a certain cause 
where Alapatte Kistnomah is Complain- 
ant and Nallom Juggo of Fort St. George 
is Defendant. 
Imprimis. 

Do you know the Parties Complainant and Defendant in these causes or lm 
in either and how long have you known them and which of them declare to the 
best of your Knowledge. 

What do you know or can set forth of a Parcell of Cambays that was left 2. alle- 
in your hands by Alapatte Kistnomah and whither or not did you dispose of ct™APAH 
the said Cambays and receive custom and Charity money to the amount of trevanga- 
the said Goods after the rate of If fanam per Pagodas. What do you know k^ ah Com " 
of two Bales of Tobacco without Stocks to be delivered to Nallom Juggo by 3. gruam 
Alapatte Kistnomah' s order and what was the weight of the said two Bales ketchea 
and what price and how long is it since they were delivered according to the 
best of your knowledge and belief. What do you know or remember of Ala- 
patte Kistnomah and Nallom Juggo having made up their accounts and Ala- *• kessoya 
patte Kistnomah writt his Account with his own hand and delivered the same ABSOE 
to Nallom Juggo which account Juggo promised to bring to the Arbitrators 
and whither or not did Nallom Juggo oblige himself by his promise to bring 
the said account to them as also the Invoice of Handkerchiefs before the Arbi- 
trators. 

What do you know or remember of Nallom Juggo having received two 5 Rajah 
Corge and four and a half pieces of Handkerchiefs of Alapatte Kistnomah Rangafah. 
and was there any Witness examined on either side of the question in relation 
to the said accounts. 

Do you know or can sett forth any other matter or thing on behalf of 
Alapatte Kistnomah in the Suite betwixt him and Nallom Juggo of Yea T ^ E ^' MK8 . 
declare the same with the reasons of such your knowledge and belief. 

David Forbes, 
A ttv. for the Plff. 

Between Alapatte Kistnomah of Fort St. 
George Merchant Complainant and Nal- 
lom Juggo of the same place Merchant 
Defendant on the part of the Complain- 
ant. 

Depositions of Witnesses taken in this Court by and before the Examiner in 
this Court as f olloweth : 

Attepatte Comrapah aged 45 years or thereabouts being produced as a 
Witness on the part of Alapatte Kistnomah was on the 2d day of October 
1735 shewn in person at the Office of Grantham Bird Attorney for Nallom 
Juggo, by Charles Nero who allso left a note of the name, title and place ov 
abode of the said Deponent, and after being sworn and examined he deposeth 
as follows. 

To the first Interrogatory This Deponent saith that he has known Ala- 
patte Kistnomah 7 or 8 years and Nallon Juggo 10 or 12 years. 

To the 2d Interrogatory this Deponent saith that two or three years 
before the Affair enquired after therein, he used to have 2 or 3 hundred Pago- 
das in trade between Alapatte Kistnomah and himself, and then Alapatte 
Kistnomah made some Cambays on his own account and brought them into the 
Deponents Godown, first having borrowed 500 Pagodas at Interest of the said 
Deponent, lent on the request of Mautore Vencatasia to the said Alapatte 

1736—4 



26 Records of Fort St. George 

Kistnomah and at the time that Alapatte Kistnomah gave this Deponent an 
Interest Bond, He the said Alapatte Kistnomah wrote in it to allow this 
Deponent Brokerage on the Sale and Godown Rent, he thinks they lay there 
one year, after which the owners of the Maneila ship were buying Goods when 
this Deponent carried his Goods among the others and there sold them in the 
presence of Nallom Juggo, Mautore Vencatasia and some others and received 
one fanam Custom on a Pagoda and half a fanam for the Brokerage and 20 
Cash for Charity. 

To the last Interrogatory This Deponent Saith he does not know neither 
can he sett forth any othdr matter or thing in behalf of Alapatte Kistnomah. 

Atteepettee Comrapah. 

Trevangulum Comrapah Deposeth to the Second Interrogatory that he 
itnows nothing of the Cambays mentioned therein and that there was not any 
delivered into his hands, neither did he receive the produce of any or Customs 
or Charity money upon any, but that he was by and with some Merchants 
present, did settle a price for a parcell of Cambays, which he understood did 
belong to Alapatte Kistnomah, but remember exactly the price, but believes it 
was about 22 or 23 Pagodas per Corge. 

Trevengalum Comrapah. 

Gruam Ketchea Deposeth to the third Interrogatory that when he was a 
servant to one Causara Verdapah at Vooracoot about ten years past, at that 
time This Deponent brought upon freight by his Masters order, which he sent 
on Alapatte Kistnomahs Account to Nallom Juggo, 2 Bales of Tobacco, but 
wither it was with or without stalks this Deponent can't tell, Causara Verda- 
pah wrote a letter to Nallom Juggo with an account of the weight of it but this 
Deponent cant now remember either the weight or the value of it, but the said 
2 Bales of Tobacco was delivered to Nallom Juggo. 

Gruam Ketchea. 

Kesoya Narsoe Deposeth to the Fourth Interrogatory That he does believe 
Alapatte Kistnomah and Nallom Juggo did make up their accounts and that 
they both said they had each others Accounts in their own hand writing but 
they did not produce any such before the Arbitrators, but they Alapatte Kistno- 
mah and Nallom Juggo produced their own Accounts which now lay before the 
said Arbitrators, This Deponent saith he does not know of any Promise from 
Nallom Juggo relateing either to the Accounts in Alapatte Kistnomahs hand 
writing, or to the Invoice of Handkerchiefs but that in Examining Alapatte 
Kistnomahs and Nallom Juggos Accounts, they found in Alapatte Kistnomahs 
Account, Nallom Juggo was charged 2 corge 4-|, ps. and in Nallom Juggos 
account there is also enterd 2. c. 4^ ps. of Handkerchiefs, received from 
Alapatte Kistnomah in the Body of Nallom Juggos Account, but in the End 
of that Entry it is wrote only 1 corge 4J ps. when Alapatte Kistnomah ask'd 
Nallom Juggo how that entry came to be made in such a manner, he answer 'd 
that in the Bale, that those Handkerchiefs came from the Country there was 
a note of Alapatte Kistnomahs own writing which would prove there was no 
more Handkerchiefs than 1 corge 4^ ps. and that he the said Nallom Juggo 
had that Bale note ready to produce and more this Deponent saith not Except 
that there is charged in Alapatte Kistnamahs account 103 Pagodas paid for 
Customs on account of Nallom Juggo. 

Kessoya Nersoe. 

Rajah Rangapah deposeth to the Fifth Interrogatory That in Alapatte 
Kistnomahs Account, Nallom Juggo is there charged with 2 Corge 4^ ps. 
Handkerchiefs and in his Account there is also enter'd 2 Corge 4| ps. Handker- 
chiefs received from Alapatte Kistnomah in the Body of the Account, but in 
the end of that entry its said only 1 corge £J ps. so he ask'd Nallom Juggo how 
this entry came to be made in such a manner, and he answered that in the 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 27 



Bale that those Handkerchiefs came from the Country in there was an Invoice 
of Alapatte Kistnamahs own writing which would prove there was no more 
handkerchiefs than 1 corge 4| ps. and that he had that Invoice ready to produce 
and more this Deponent saith he knows not, Except that there is charged by 
Alapatte Kistnomah in his Account 103 Pag. s paid for Customs on account of 
Nallom Juggo, and as to any Witnesses being Examined on either side of the 
Question in relation to the said Accounts he knows nothing of it. 

Raja Eangapah. 

Interrogatories to be administer'd to such 
Witnesses as shall be produced sworn and 
examined on the part and behalf of Nallom 
Juggo Merchant of Madrass in a certain 
Cause wherein the said Nallom Juggo is 
Defendant and Alapatte Kistnomah of the 
same place Merchant is Complainant, and 
also in a Certain Cause wherever the said 
Nallom Juggo is Complainant and the 
said Alapatte Kistnamah is Defendant. 

1. Imprimis Do you know the Parties Complainant and Defendant in the 
cause or either and which of them and how long have you known them or either 
and which of them Declare. 

2. Item Do you know of any Accounts there were at any time depending 
between the Defendant Nallom Juggo and Alapatte Kistnomah were the same 

at any time and when Settled and by whom as you know or have heard what China 
was the Ballance of the said Accounts as you remember and in whose favour v^I£J> N 
was the said Ballance due was you or any other person as you know present permatc 
at the Ballanceing and settleing the said Accounts if so declare the names of a^oa^* 3 
the persons then present with your whole Knowledge of the Matters here Ra '°<>- 
Enquired after with your reasons for the same. 

3. Item have you at any time and when seen the Accounts and Papers now 
in the hands or Custody of the Mayors Court Peon were the said Accounts and 
Papers the same that were produced at the Settleing the aforementioned china 
Accounts between the said Nallom Juggo and Alapatte Kistnomah and what Nakrain 
is the Ballance there said or mentioned to be, and in whose favour is the same, EaAO ° 
were the said Accounts the same that were produced before the Arbitrators on 

their Settleing the Differences and Disputes between the said Nallom Juggo 
and Alapatte Kistnomah if Yea Set forth your Knowledge thereof with your 
reasons for the same. 

Item Do you know or can you say any other matter or thing material for 
the said Nallom Juggo in this Cause if so set forth the same as you know have 
been informed or do believe with the reasons of such your knowledge or belief. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Attv. for the Dft. 

Between Nallom Juggo Merchant of Madras Complainant and Alapatte 
Kistnomah of the same place Defendant Et e Contra On the part of Nallom 
Juggo. 

Depositions of Witnesses taken in this 
Cause by and before the Examiner in this 
Court as follows. 

China Narrain Aged 25 years or thereabouts being produced as a Witness 
on the part of Nallom Juggo, was on the 25 th . of October 1735 Shewn in person 
at the Office of David Forbes Attorney for Alapatte Kistnomah by Charles Nero 
1736— 4-a 



28 Records of Fort St. George 

who also left a Note of the Name, Title and Place of Abode of the said Depo- 
nent, and after being sworn and Examined he Deposeth as follows. 

To the first Interrogatory This Deponent says that he has known Nallom 
Juggo Twenty years and Alapatte Kistnamah Ten or Twelve years. 

To the Second Interrogatory This Deponent says, that one day about three 
Dr four years agoe he went to Nallom Juggo' s house and there he found him 
and Alapatte Kistnomah Settleing Accounts together, which when they had 
lone, Nallom Juggo desired this Deponent would coppy his Accounts, so 
Nallom Juggo read his Accounts to the said Deponent and he Copyed, In the 
meantime Alapatte Kistnomah was looking over his own Accounts, and when 
he had done Copying he found there was due to Nallom Juggo 40 odd Pagodas, 
he then gave the Copy'd Account into Nallom Juggo's hands, and this Depo- 
nent does not call to mind any one Else that was present, Except some people 
that were passong [sic] and repaying. 

To the third Interrogatory This Deponent says he knows nothing of the 
matters Enquired after therein. 

To the last Interrogatory This Deponent says he does not know, neither 
can he say any other matter or thing in the behalf of Nallom Juggo. 

China Narrapah. 

Verago Permaul Deposeth to the Second and Third Interrogatories That 
when Alapatte Kistnomah and Nallom Juggo were settleing Accounts he was 
present and came there in the time that China Narrain was writeing them, 
which when he had done and cast up, This Deponent heard him tell Nallom 
Juggo and Alapatte Kistnomah that there was 40 odd Pagodas due to Nallom 
Juggo from Alapatte Kistnomah this is about three or four years ago, and 
also, he says that about 8 or 9 months ago he has seen Papers packt up in a 
Bundle and Seal'd in the hands of the Mayors Court Peon, and that they are 
the same which he saw produced at the Settleing of the aforementioned Accounts 
between Nallom Juggo and Alapatte Kistnomah, and the Ballance to be as 
before wrote down 40 odd Pagodas in the favour of the said Nallom Juggo, 
and this Deponent has heard they are the same, that were Laid before the 
Arbitrators at the Settleing the Disputes and Differences between the said 
Nallom Juggo and Alapatte Kistnomah. 

Verago Permaul. 

Verdapah Deposeth to the Second Interrogatory That by Alapatte Kistno- 
mah' s Order he wrote the Accounts between him and Nallom Juggo, and when 
the same were settled 9 or 10 years agoe the Ballance was one Pagoda odd 
fanams in favour of Nallom Juggo, and that there was no one present at the 
Bailanceing and Settleing of those Accounts but Alapatte Kistnomah and 
himself. 

Verdapah. 

Anca Rajoo Deposeth to the Second Interrogatory That Nallom Juggo's 
Conicoply One Verdapah told Alapatte Kistnomah that Nallom Juggo was 
going into the Country, so Alapatte Kistnomah sent to him to settle their 
Accounts, when Nallom Juggo sent his Conicoply that they might settle them, 
and the Conicoply return' d and told him there was one Pagoda odd fanams 
due to him from Alapatte Kistnomah, there were other people present, but 
not concern'd in this Affair this was about 8 or 9 years ago. 

Anca Rajah. 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 29 

Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

John Saunders Esq r . Mayor, 
Hugh Naish, Holland Goddard, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 25th day of November Anno 
Domini 1735 Between Alapatte Kistno- 
mah of Fort St. George Merchant Com- 
plainant and Nallom Juggo of the same 
place Merchant Defendant, 
and 

Between Nallom Juggo of Fort St. George 
Merchant Complainant and Alapatte 
Kistnomah of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

These Causes coming on this day to be heard and Debated before this p a gs. 46: 12% 
Court in presence of the Parties and their Attorneys on both sides On hear- c r a: £ S °" 
ing the Proofs taken in their Causes and also a Bond of Arbitration under the i8:8:ii. 
hands of the Parties Complainant and Defendant dated the 24th day of May 
1734 and also a Bond of Agreement under the Hands and Seals of the said 
Parties Complainant and Defendant dated the 29th day of October Anno 
Domini 1734 And also one Account Current under the Hand of Alapatte 
Kistnomah And also one other Account Current under the Hand of Nallom ^Tiwd 
Juggo Read and upon Examination had of the Matters in these Causes and dent an- 
what was alledged on either side and due Consideration thereon This Court Coun0llL 
doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and 
Decree that the Defendant Alapatte Kistnomah do pay unto the Plaintiff 
Nalloni Juggo the summ of Forty Six Pagodas Twelve fanams and Ten Cash 
being the Ballance of the said Ballom Juggo' s Account Current. And its 
further Order'd that the Bill of Complaint preferred by the said Alapatte 
Kistnomah against the said Nallom Juggo do stand dismissed out of this 
Court And that the said Alapatte Kistnomah do pay the Costs of Suit in both 
these Causes. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 
Court of Appeal at 
Madras spatnam . 

Between Alapatte Kistnomah of Fort St. 
George Merchant Appellant, and 
Nallom Juggo of said place Merchant Res- 
pondent. 

This Cause coming to be heard this day being Monday the 23d Feb r y. in 
the year of Our Lord 1736 On reading the Petition of the Appellant, the 
Answer of the Respondent, the Exhibits in the Honourable the Mayors Court 
in this Cause together with the Decree of the said Mayors Court given therein 
on Tuesday the 25th day of November Anno Domini 1735 and in due Conside- 
ration had of the Matters severally Contained in them and of the Pleadings 
and Arguments made use of by the Attorneys on both sides This Court Unani- 
mously agreed that the Petition of Appeal be dismissed and that the Decree 
of the Honourable the Mayors Court be Confirmed. And this Court doth 
accordingly order and decree that the said Decree of the Honourable the 
Mayors Court in this Cause do stand confirmed and that the Appellant do 
pay all Costs of Suit in both Courts. 

P. Cur. 

Jn°. Savage. 
Clerk of the Court of Appeals. 



30 Records of Fort St. George 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Deck- 16, Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orators 
1735. Permall Moodelare and Ramah Chundru Merchants of Madrass Trustees and 
Executors of Pensala Kistna late Merchant of Madrass deceased That Anna 
Chippa Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass by a Certain Note or 
writing bearing date the twenty third of December 1731 Thereby acknowledg- 
ed himself to be indebted unto the said Pensala Kistna in the full and just 
summ of eighty Pagodas, which in sterling money of Great Britain after the 
rate of eight shillings per Pagoda amounts unto the summ of Thirty Two 
pounds, which said moneys he the said Anna Chippa thereby promised to pay 
on demand with the Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum And 
for a further security of the aforesaid summ he deposited in the Hands of the 
said Pensala Kistna a Bill of Sale of his House as by the said Note or Write- 
ing now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable 
Court shall direct will appear. And Your Orators shews that the said Pen- 
sala Kistna in his Life time and Your Orators since his decease have fre- 
quently applyed unto the said Anna Chippa Requesting him to pay the Prin- 
cipal and Interest due on the said Note. But now so it is May it please this 
Honourable Court that the said Anna Chippa refuses to satisfie his said 
Engagement. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Attn, for the Plff. 

Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam . 

Fryday the 5th day of March Anno Domini 
1735-6 Between Permall Moodelare and 
Ramah Chundra of Fort St. George Mer- 
chants and Trustees to the Estate of 
Pensala Kistna Deceased Complainants 
And Anna Chippa of the said place 
Merchant Defendant. 

Pag. so Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cad j an 

£st- 32 ' Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the 23d. day of December 1731 
And the Defendant having been severall times summoned to appear to answer 
said Bill but wilfully and obstinately refusing so to do this Court doth there- 
fore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth Accordingly Order and Decree 
that the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of eighty Pagodas 
being the Principal money due on the aforementioned Bond with Interest 
after the rate of eight per cent per annum from the date thereof together witb 
his Costs of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Maech 5th Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1735-36. Starraingee Saum Oldue of Madrass Merchant That Nooto Nallamolu Chittee 
and Nootue Mutu Chittee now being and resideing in Madrass Merchants 
having occasion for a sum of money applyed to Your Orator for the Loan 
thereof Thereupon on or about the twenty Seventh day of April which was in 
the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and thirty three he 
did advance and lend to the said Nooto Nallamolue Chittee and Nootue Mutu 
Chittee the Sum of Pagodas thirty three Current of Madrass which is in ster- 
ling money of Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda the 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 31 



Summ of Thirteen pounds four shillings or thereabouts for the Securing the 
repayment thereof with Interest They did by a certain Cadjan or Writeing 
mortgage to Your Orator a House and Ground Scituate in Mutalls Petta in 
Nandees Street and Your Orator shews that Likewise at their request he did 
lend them the further Summ of three Pagodas for the repayment of the same 
they gave Your Orator another Cadjan Note or Writeing which said Caajans 
are now in Your Orators Custody, Translate whereof being hereto annexed, 
and ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear. 
Your Orator further sheweth he has often in a most friendly manner request- 
ed payment of the said moneys due aforesaid But now so it is May it please 
this Honourable Court that the said Nootu Nallammuta Chittee and Noolu 
Muta Chittee has Postponed Your Orator from time to time and now abso- 
lutely refuses to satisfye the same. 

Henry Waddington, 
Attn, for the Deft. 



Present 

Holland Goddard Esq k ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 
Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Tuesday the 16th day of March Anno 
Domini 1735-6 Between Narramja Samd- 
lue of Fort St. George Merchant Com- 
plainant and Nootu Nallah Mootah 
Chittee and Nootu Mootu Chittee of the 
same place Merchants Defendants. 

Upon Reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cadjan 
Bond under the Hands of the Defendants dated the twenty seventh day of 
April Anno Domini 1733 and also Translate of one other Cadjan Bond under 
the Hands of the Defendants dated the 19th day of May 1734 and the Defen- 
dants being present in Court and acknowledging the Execution of said Bonds p s 36> 
and the Justness of the Plantiffs Demand This Court doth therefore think fst. 'u's. 
fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree That the 
Defendants do pay unto the Plantiff the Summ of thirty six Pagodas being 
the Principall money due on the aforementioned Bonds with Interest after the 
rate of eight per cent per annum from their respective dates untill full pay- 
ment be made of the same together with his Costs of Suite and in Default 
thereof on or before the Expiration of Fourteen days from this date that the 
Mortgaged Premises be sold and the money ariseing by such paid to the Plain- 
tiff in and towards the Discharge of the aforesaid Debt and Costs. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam. 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator ji eb ry q 
Vencata Chittee Merchant of Madrass That Pereah Woodande Merchant now i735-L<5.' 
being and resideing in Madrass having Occasion for a Summ of money applyed 
himself unto China Coota Chittee late Merchant of Madrass since deceased 
for the Loan thereof whereupon the said China Coota Chittee did advance 



Records of Fort St. George 



and lend unto the said Pereah Woodande the Summ of eighty Pagodas Cur- 
rent of Madrass which in Sterling money of Great Britain after the rate of 
eight shillings per Pagoda amounts unto the Summ of thirty two pounds for 
Secureing the Repayment whereof he the said Pereah Woodande did make 
and give unto the said China Coota Chittee one Cad j an Note or Writeing 
under his Hand bearing date on or about the twenty Second day of November 
Anno Domini 1722 thereby acknowledging to have Borrow 'd and received of 
the said China Coota Chittee the said summ of eighty Pagodas which he pro- 
mised to pay with Interest on or before the thirtieth of May then next as by 
the said Cad j an Note or Writeing and Translate thereof hereunto annext will 
more fully appear. And Your Orator shews that the said Pereah Woodande 
on or about the Eleventh day of July 1729 paid in part of the said Note the 
summ of Forty Pagodas so that there remains due thereon only the summ of 
forty Pagodas Princippall money besides Interest. And Your Orator further 
shews that the said China Coota Chittee being Dead as aforesaid the right 
and Property of the said Note and Moneys due thereon legally descended unto 
Vencataramah Chittee Brother of the said China Coota Chittee who hath 
since assigned the same unto Your Orator whereupon Your Orator frequently 
applyed himself unto the said Pereah Woodande and requested him to pay 
the Principall money and Interest due on the said Note But now so it is May 
it please this Honourable Court that the said Pereah Woodande refuses to 
satisfie his said Engagements 



Granth m . Bird, 
AtPJ. for the Plff. 



Present 

Holland Goddard Esq. r , Mayor, 
Samuel Harrison, John Saunders, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward Fowke, 
Aldermen . 

Mayors Court of 
Madras sp atnam . 

Tuesday the 6th day of April Anno Domini 
1736 Between Vencata Chittee of Fort 
St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Pereah Woodande of the same place 
Defendant. 

Pags. 40. Upon Reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of One Cad j an 

£ 8 t. 16. Bond under the Hand of the Defendant dated the 2d day of November Anno 
Domini 1722 for Secureing the Repayment of the Summ of Pagodas Eighty 
and Interest and the Defendant having been severall times Summoned to 
appear to answer said Bill of Complaint but willfully and obstinately refuse- 
ing so to do and the PlantifT admitting by his said Bill of Complaint that he 
hath received the Summ of Forty Pagodas in part of the Principall Money 
due on the aforementioned Bond. This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order 
and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree That the Defendant do 
pay unto the PlantifT the Summ of Forty Pagodas being the Principall Money 
remaining due on the aforementioned Bond with Interest after the rate of 
Eight per cent per Annum from the Date thereof untill full Payment or 
Satisfaction shall be made of the same together with the Costs of the Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register^ 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator Deo. 5, 
Raman Peon of Madrass That Babutle Matal late Merchant of Madrass 1735. 
deceased some time before his Death having Occasion for Money applyed him- 
self to Your Orator for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did advance 
and lend unto the said Babutla Mutall at severall times the Summ of Eighty 
five Pagodas, which in sterling money of Great Britain after the rate of eight 
shillings per Pagoda amounts unto the Summ of thirty four pounds, for 
Secureing the repayment whereof the said Babutla Mutall did make and give 
to Your Orator severall Cad j an Notes or Writeings under his Hand bearing 
the Dates as therein respectively mentioned Thereby Acknowledging to have 
borrowed and received of Your Orator the severall summs therein Expressed 
amounting unto the said Summ of eighty five Pagodas which he promised to 
pay with Interest at the severall time therein also mentioned And for fur- 
ther Security of payment thereof by One other Cad j an Note or Writeing 
under the Hand of the said Babutla Mutal bearing date on or about the Fif- 
teenth day of November 1730 acknowledging the aforesaid Debt did Mortgage 
and make over unto Your Orator his House and Ground scituate in the Wash- 
man Town subject to a Proviso for makeing void thereof on payment of the 
said Principall Money and Interest on or before the fifteenth day of January 
then next As by the said last mentioned Cad j an note or Writeing and Trans- 
late thereof now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this 
Honourable Court shall direct will appear. And Your Orator shews that the 
said Babutla Mutall being dead as aforesaid left his Son Fota his sole heir 
who soon after his said Fathers Death possessed himself of all the said Testa- 
tors Estate Sufficient to pay his Debts with a considerable Overplus which 
said Fota not only acknowledged the Justness of the said Debts due to Your 
Orator as aforesaid but agreed that the said Mortgage Premises should be 
sold for and towards payment thereof. But now so it is May it please this 
Honourable Court That the said Fota now denies the same and refuses to 
satisfye his said Engagements. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Attv. for the Pff. 

Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 

Samuel Harrison, John Saunders, 

Thomas Appelby & Edward Fowke, 

Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 6th day of April Anno Domini 
1736 Betwixt Rarnah of Fort St. George 
Peon Complainant and Fota of the same 
place Merchant Defendant. 

Upon Reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of One Cad j an 
Bond of Assignment under the Hand of Babutla Mutall Deceased, the Defen- 
dants Brother, dated the fifteenth day of November 1730 for Secureing the 
Repayment of the summ of Pagodas eighty five and Interest and the Defen- 
dant having been severall times summoned to appear to answer said Bill but 
wilfully and obstinately refuseing so to do, and the Plaintiff makeing Oath p *g s - g s. 
to the truth of his Debt to the Satisfaction of the Court This Court doth there- £st * U ' 
fore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree 

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that the Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of eighty five Pagodas 
being the Principall Money due on the aforementioned Bond with Interest 
after the rate of eight per cent per annum from the date thereof untill full 
payment shall be made of the same together with his Costs of Suite and in 
default thereof on or before the Expiration of 14 days from this date and that 
the mortgaged Premises be sold and the money arising by such sale paid to 
the Plantiff in and towards the Discharge of the aforementioned debt and 
Costs. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

April 6 Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

1736 ' Narrain Numashaw Nephew and Heir of Upalapoo Narrain late Merchant of 
Madrass deceased That Tongasal Gruapah Merchant now being and resideing 
in Madras having Occasion for a Summ of Money applyed himself unto the 
said Upalapoo Narrain for the Loan thereof whereupon the said Upalapoo 
Narrain did advance and lend unto the said Tongasal Gruapah the Summ of 
Forty Six Pagodas Current of Madrass, which in sterling money of Great 
Britain after the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda amounts unto the Summ 
of eighteen pounds eighteen shillings, for secureing the repayment whereof 
he the said Tongasal Gruapah did by Writeing under his hand and seal bear- 
ing date the seventh day of June 1728 for the Consideration of the said Summ 
of forty six Pagodas to him paid by the said Upalapoo Narrain Assign and 
make over unto the said Upalapoo Narrain a House and Ground in the Moote- 
all Petta in Periatom by Chittee Street between the Houses of Gruapah and 
Chinda Chare To Hold unto the said Upaloogo Narrain his heirs and assigns 
forever subject to a Proviso for makeing void there of one payment unto the 
said Upalagoo Narrain his heirs or assigns the said Summ of forty six Pago- 
das with Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum at the Expira- 
tion of four months from the date thereof as by the said Writeing or Mort- 
gage now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable 
Court shall direct will appear And Your Orator shews that the said Upalagoo 
Narrain in his Lifetime and Your Orator since his Death frequently applyed 
unto the said Tongasal Gruapah requesting him to pay the Principall and 
Interest due on the said Mortgage But now so it is May it please this Honour- 
able Court that the said Tongasal Gruapah [absolutely refuses] to give Your 
Orator any Satisfaction in the Premises. 

Granth m . Bird. 
AW. for the Pf. 

Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq b ., Mayor, 

Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 13th day of April Anno 
Domini 1736 Between Narrain Numa- 
shaw of Fort St. George Merchant Com- 
plainant and Tongasal Gruapah of the 
same place Merchant Defendant. 

Pa K s 46 Upon Reading the Plantiff s Petition and also Translate of one Cad j an 

£st. is. 8s. Bond of Assignment under the Hand of the Defendant dated the Seventeenth 

clay of June Anno Domini 1728 And the Defendant being present in Court 



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and acknowledging the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plan- 
tiffs Demand this Court doth therefore think fit to Order and Decree and doth 
accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff 
the summ of Forty six Pagodas being the Principall Money due on said Bond 
of Assignment with the Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum 
from the date thereof untill full payment shall be made of the same, And in 
Default thereof On or before the Expiration of 14 Days that the Mortgaged 
Premises be sold and the Money ariseing by such sale paid to the Plaintiff in 
and towards the Discharge of the aforesaid debt and Costs. 

John Stratton, 
Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator Fbb 18 
Zachary De Avieteke Merchant of Madrass That Sophar son of Midas 1734-5! 
Zachary by Writeing under his Hand Dated in Madrass the 23d day of 
August 1711 Thereby declaring that he had given to Mucker toom the son of 
Jacob a certain Manuscript to carry with him to Amsterdam and there to 
print a certain Number of Books and what Charges he was at for the same he 
was to draw on the said Sophar or in case of hi[s] absence on his Attorneys and 
of their Absence it should be honoured in whatever place his money was. And 
Your Orator shews that the said Muckertoom the son of Jacob by a certain 
ether Writeing under his hand dated the first of September 1714 thereby 
acknowledged to have taken at a Respondentia of your Orator two hundred 
and fifty weighty Dollars to run at risque on Bottom of the Danes East India 
Oompanys ship the Salvator Mundi from the port of Bergen in Norway to 
Tranquebar on the Coast of Cormandel to be paid by Sophar son of Midas 
Zachary within thirty days after the arrival of the said ship at Tranquebar 
which moneys he thereby declared to have taken up on account of Coja Sophar 
and had freighted the Books which he printed for him on board the said ship 
as by the said two several Writeings and translates thereof now in Your 
Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct 
will appear. And Your Orator shews that the said Sophar is since departed 
this Life leaving his Brother De Avid in Possession of all his Estate and 
Effects which said De Avid is also departed this Life leaving one Amerisant 
Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass his Attorney or Executor wh( 
hath possessed himself of all the said Deceaseds Estate and Effects And Your 
Orator shews that he has in a friendly manner applyed to the said Amerisant 
requesting payment of the said moneys so by him advanced and paid for and 
on account of the said Sophar pursuant to the said first recited Writeing But 
now so it is May it please this Honourable Court the said Amerisant refuses 
to give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premises. 

Granth m . Bird, 
A ttv. for the Plff. 

Mayors Court of 
Madras sp atnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r .. Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 13th day of April Anno 
Domini 1736 Between Coja Zachariah 
De Avieteke of Fort St. George Mer- 
chant Complainant and Coja Amines 

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Essad of said place Merchant and Exe- 
cutor of the last Will and Testament of 
De Avid deceased Defendant. 

Dollars 250. Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of one Bond of 

Agreement under the hand of Sophar son of Midas Zachery dated the 23d 
day of August 1711 And also Translate of one Bond at Respondentia under 
the hand of Muckertoom Son of Jacob dated the 1st day of September 1714 
And also a Translation from the Armenian Language under the hands of 
Coja Petrose, Coja Terose and Coja Nazar Jacob Jan setting forth that 
haveing carefully perused and Examined the aforementioned Bond of Agree- 
ment and Bond at Respondentia they were of opinion that the Plaintiff was 
sufficiently Entituled to the money claimed by him being Dollars 250 And 
that the Defendant appearing in Court by his Attorney and Submitting this 
Affair to the Consideration of the Court This Court doth therefore think fitt 
to Order and Decree and doth accordingly order and decree That 
the Defendant Coja Ammer Essad do pay unto the Plaintiff out of the Estate 
and Effects of Coja De Avid deceased the summ of two hundred and fifty 
Dollars with Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum from the 
31st of August 1716 untill the full Payment shall be made of the same together 
with his Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam . 

April Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

13 th . 1730 Trevengadum Conclapa Chittee Merchant of Madrass That Suracaw Lat- 
chinea Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass having Occasion for a 
Summ of money applyed himself to Your Orator for the Loan thereof where- 
upon Your Orator did advance and lend unto the said Suracaw Latchinea the 
summ of forty six Pagodas Current of Madrass which in sterling money of 
Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings per Pago[d]a amounts unto the 
Summ of eighteen pounds eighteen shillings For Secureing Repayment 
whereof the said Suracaw Latchinea Did make and give to Your Orator one 
Cadjan Note or Writeing under his h[a]nd bearing date on or about the first 
day of November 1733 thereby acknowledging to have borrowed and received 
of Your Orator the said summ of forty six Pagodas which he promised to pay 
with Interest on Demand as by the said Cadjan Note or Writeing and trans- 
late thereof now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this 
Honourable Court shall direct will appear. And Your Orator shews that he 
has frequently applyed unto the said Suracaw Latchinea requesting him to 
pay the Principall and Interest due on the said Note But now so it is May it 
please this Honourable Court That the said Suracaw Latchinea refuses to 
give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premises 

Mayors Court of 

Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 13th day of April Anno 
Domini 1736 Between Trevangalum Com- 
rapah of Fort St. George Merchant 
Complainant and Suracaw Latchinea of 
the same place Merchant Defendant. 



Pleadings in the May of s Court, 1736 37 

Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also translate of one Cad j an p ag s. 46. 
Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the first day of November Anno £st - 18 - 8 - 
Domini 1733 and the Defendant being present in Court and acknowledging 
the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs Demand this 
Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
order and decree That the Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of 
forty six Pagodas being the Principall money due on said Bond with Interest 
after the rate of eight per cent per annum untill full payment shall be made 
of the same together with his Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator Atjg St . 12, 
Orgunde Rownapah Merchant of Madrass That on or about the two and 1735. 
twentieth day of September 1722 Your Orator and Tellisinga Late Merchant 
of Madrass since Deceased came to an agreement for the sale of his the said 
Tellesinga's House for which Your Orator was to pay the summ of forty 
Pagodas and accordingly Your Orator did pay unto him the said Tellesinga 
the summ of thirty Pag s . as part of the said purchase the remaining ten 
pagodas Your Orator was to pay on the Execution of a Bill of Sale of the said 
Premises as by a certain Cadjan note or agreement now in Your Orator's 
Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will 
appear. And Your Orator shews that the said Tellesinga soon after hired 
two rooms part of the said Premises for and as Godowns for which he was to 
pay Your Orator after the rate of five fanams per Month which said rooms 
he the said Tellesinga kept in his possession for upwards of nine years and 
untill the same fell down for want of repair which Your Orator could not do 
by reason they were in the said Tellesinga's possession And Your Orator 
further shews That the said Tellesinga never paid the said rent as before 
agreed or any part thereof and the same is now justly due and owing to Your 
Orator nor did he the said Tellesinga ever execute any Bill of Sale of the said 
Premises which he ought to have done And Your Orator further shews that 
the said Tellesinga being Dead as aforesaid Left one Comrapah Merchant 
now being and resideing in Madrass his Heir Trustee or Executor who hath 
since possessed himself of all the said Testators Effects whereupon Your Ora- 
tor applyed himself unto the said Comrapah and requested him to peform the 
said Agreement and to pay Your Orator the Surplus of the money due for the 
said rent over and above the ten pagodas Left in Your Orators hands in 
manner aforesaid But now so it is May it please this Honourable Court that 
the said Comrapah refuses to comply therewith or to give Your Orator any 
Satisfaction in the Premises. 

Granth m . Bird. 
Attv. for the Plfi. 

The Answer of Comrapah of Madrass Mer- jur. in Cur. 
chant Dft. to the Bill of Complaint of Oct. 2, 
Orgunde Raunapah of the same place 1735. 
Merchant Complainant. 

This Defendant saveing to himself all Benefitt of Exception to the Errors 
and Imperfections in the said Bill Contained For Answer thereinto or unto 
so much thereof as he this Defendant is advised Materially concerneth him to 
make answer unto He this Defendant saith that it does not consist with his 
knowledge that there were any dealings betwixt the Complainant and Telle- 
singa Deceased to whom this Defendant is Executor but this Defendant very 
well knows that Tellesinga sold a House to one Mundula Vencotisha late 



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Merchant of Madrass now Deceased And That the said Mundula Vencotisha 
did give one Cadjan Note or Writeing under his hand bearing date the 
seventeenth day of February which was in the year of Our Lord One thou- 
sand seven hundred twenty two three thereby promising to pay to the said 
Tellesinga the summ of eleven pagodas nineteen fanams as the Ballance of 
the Price of the said House unpaid as also to pay Interest thereon during the 
Nonpayment of the same after the rate of twelve per cent per annum as per 
the said Cadjan and Translate thereof now in this Defendants Custody ready 
to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will more fully appear. 
And the Bill of Sale by the said Tellesinga in favour of Orgunde Raunapah 
and Brother to Wencotoma Spouse to the said deceased Mundula Wenco- 
tisha is now in this Defendants Custody and ready to be delivered on pay- 
ment of the Principal summ and Interest due on the Note aforesaid. This 
Defendant very well remembers that by a subsequent agreement bearing date 
the seventeenth of September One Thousand seven hundred twenty three that 
one Juggo who was Broker to the said Wencotoma by Order of Mundula Wen- 
cotisha did give one Cadjan Note to the said Tellesinga thereby acknowledg- 
ing that there was a further ballance due to the said Tellesinga of the summ 
of one pagoda twenty five fanams which he was to pay to the said Tellesinga 
as also the said Juggo did in the said Cadjan by order of the said Mundula 
Wencotisha acknowledge that there was a Parcell of Soap left by the said 
Tellesinga which was permitted to lye untill the same was sold as also there 
were two boards and one small board and a quantity of sticks which the said 
Juggo acknowledges was left in the House which belonged to the said Telle- 
singa as per the said Cadjan and Translate now in this Defendants Custody 
and ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will more 
fully appear. And this Defendant further says that he knows of no other 
Agreements but what is Specified in the two Cadjans aforesaid as also that 
Orgunde Raunapah came about three Months ago and tendered ten Pagodas 
to this Defendant if he would accept of the same in full on the aforesaid 
Accounts which this Defendant refused unless full Satisfaction was made of 
the Premises. All which matters and things this Defendant is ready to Aver 
Maintain and Prove as this Honourable Court shall Award and Prays to be 
hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs in this Cause most wrongfully 
Sustained. 

David Forbes, 
Attv. for the Dft. 

This Agreement is given by Oraguntah Juggo to Kusinnee Tellesinga 
that in Pedenaigues Petta in Markissnase Street there being a House Join- 
ing to that [of] Yeagapa on one side and that of Choleapah on the other side 
belong to Veapam Marrum Ninapilla which is valued and Sold in which 
House there is a quantity of Soap and the said Soap is permitted to lay in 
that House till the same be Sold and there is two Boards and One small and 
Some Sticks that Incloseth the Soap and besides there is a former Remains of 
One Pagoda and twenty five fanams which I am to pay. This Bond is given 
by Orgunde Juggo bv the order of Mundala Vencatasia September the 17 
1723. 

Signed 

Juggo. 
Witness Bundee Puddanapa 

SUTTANA. 

Bond wrote by Comrapah. 

Ralph Man sell. 

Examiner. 



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I Mundalah Vencatasia Doe give this Bond to Kusinnee Tellesingah for 
the Summ of Eleven Pagodas Nineteen fanams for which I promise the 
Interest of 12 per cent per Annum together with the Principal on Demand 
being on Account of a House I bought, February the 17th 1722-3. 

Signed Mundala Vencatasia. 

Witness 
Cundapah. 

MOOTAHE. 



Bond wrote by Comrapah. 



Ralph Mansell, 

Examiner. 



The Replication of Ramanapah Merchant of Madrass Complainant to Dec*. 5 ie 
the Answer of Comrapah of the same place Merchant Defendant. 1735. 

The said Replyant saving to himself all Advantages of Exception to the 
Incertaintys Untruths and Insufficiencys of the Defendants Answer for 
Replication thereunto saith that all and singular the matters and things in 
the Replyants said Bill Contained are true as the same are therein alledged 
and that the Answer of the said Defendant to the said Bill is very untrue 
[mperfect and Insufficient to be replyed unto and particularly for that the 
said Defendant by his said Answer averrs that the said Defendants Testator 
sold the House in the Bill mentioned in his Life time to one Mundula Ven- 
catasia (since deceased) by a Writeing or Agreement under his hand for that 
purpose and pursuant thereunto had signed a Bill of Sale of the said House 
unto one Orgunde Ramanapah (meaning as the Replyant apprehends) this 
Replyants as Brother in Law to the said Vencatasia Whereas this Replyant 
saith that the said House was sold unto this Replyants own Brother Orgunde 
Juggo by an Agreement bearing date on or about the seventeenth day of Sep- 
tember One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Three by the said Defendants 
Testator Tellesinga upon the terms and Conditions in the said Bill mentioned 
which said Orgunde Juggo being also dead the said House and Property there- 
fore legally descends unto this Replyant as Eldest Brother of the said Orgunde 
Juggo which this Replyant apprehends that the said Tellesinga well knew 
before his Decease which was the Reason that he had Executed a Bill of Sale 
of the said House unto this Replyant but dyed before the same was perfected 
But had he lived he would not have Charged this Replyant with the pretend- 
ed Debts in the Defendants Answer falsely suggested which are unreasonable 
and inconsistent One with the other. All which this Replyant is ready to 
averr Maintain and prove as this Honourable Court shall Award And humbly 
prays as in and by his said Bill he hath already prayed. 

Granth m . Bird, 
A ttv. for the Plf. 

Translate of an Agreement given by 

Tellesinga to Orgunde Juggo dated 

17th. September 1723. 

I Tellesinga to above named Juggo a House at Peddenaigues Petta Mar- 
kistnamas Northward Street between the Houses of Chollyapah and Egapah 
for Pag s . 40 to which the summ of thirty pag s . paid and the remainder oi 
Pag 8 . 10 to be paid by the 30th January following and receive the Note. 

Witness my hand 

Tellesinga. 

Witness Barba Nap ah. 
Buchanah. 



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This ISlote drawn by Comrapah. 

P.S. — If the money is not paid according to the above Agreement then 
the House is to be return 'd and receive the money back again. 

Rejoynder Generall. 

Interrogatories to be Administered to 
such Witnesses as shall be produced 
sworn and Examined On the part and 
behalf of Ranianapah Merchant of Mad- 
rass in a certain cause wherein the said 
Ranianapah is Complainant and Com- 
rapah of the same place Merchant is 
Defendant. 

1 Imprimis. — Do you know the parties Complainant and Defendant in 
this cause or either and which of them and how long have you known them or 
either and which of them Declare. 

2 Item. — Do you know or were you present at any and what Agreement 
rasph between one Tellesinga and Orgunde Juggo (both since deceased) for the sale 
MargIpah of a House what was the Consideration to be paid for the same and to whom 

and in what manner was the money to be paid for the Purchase thereof. Do 
you know of any other Agreements being made at the same time between the 
said Tellesinga and Juggo relateing to some soap and other Goods lyeing in 
the Godowns belonging to the said House what was the Rent agreed to be 
paid for the Lyeing thereof and how long did the said soap lay there as you 
know believe or have heard. Did the Lyeing thereof occasion any Damage to 
the said Godowns if Yea Did the said Tellesinga promise to make good the 
same and did he make good the same before his Decease as you know or have 
been Informed, Declare all you know of the Matters here inquired after with 
your reasons for the same. 

Item. — Do you know anything of any Agreements being made for the 
sale of a House between the Parties in the Interrogatory above named if Yea 
Set forth the Particulars thereof to the best of your Remembrance And did 
you demand the Bill of Sale to be made for Sale of the said House, When and 
how long after the Agreement for payment of the money did you make such 
demand, And had you at the same time the remaining Consideration money 
and did you offer to pay the same to the said Tellesinga upon delivery of the 
said Bill of Sale, And what did the said Tellesinga then say relateing to the 
Damage done to the said Godowns by means of the soap lyeing there, And 
did he then promise to make good the Damage. Declare. 

Item. — Do you know or can you say any other matter or thing Materially 
for the Complainant in this cause if so Set forth the same as you know have 
been Informed or do believe with the Reasons of such your Knowledge or 



3 Margaph 



belief. 



Granth m . Bird, 
Attn, for the Plff. 

Between Ramanapah of Fort St. George 
Merchant Complainant and Comrapah of 
the said Place Merchant Defendant. 
Depositions of Witnesses taken in this 
Cause by and before the Examiner in 
this Court as follows. 



Pleadings in the Mayors Court, 1736 41 

Rasapah. — Aged thirty five years or thereabouts being produced as a Wit- 
ness on the part of the Complainant was on the 4th April 1736 Shewn in Person 
a,t the Office of David Forbes Attorney for the Defendant by Charles Nero who 
also left a Note of the Name Title and Place of abode of the said Deponent and 
afterwards being sworn and Examined he Deposeth as follows. 

To the first Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he hath known Rania- 
napah about twenty years and Comrapah about fifteen years. 

To the Second Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he doth know and 
was present when Orgunde Juggo Deceased bought the House Enquired after 
in this Interrogatory of Tellesinga also Deceased for the summ of forty Pagodas 
that he paid but thirty of it and the other ten was on Agreement to be paid 
some time afterwards and this Deponent also knoweth that there was in two 
of the rooms some soap sand which was taken out and the next day put in again 
on an Agreement of paying five fanams a month for the use of the said Rooms 
it lay there seven or eight years and occasion' d in great Rains that part of the 
House to fall for want of looking after Tellesinga after the Decease of the said 
Juggo came to take it away but his Widow stopt it till he should make Satisfac- 
tion for the Rent or make good the Damage of the House, On which Tellesinga 
promised if it cost him ten or twenty Pagodas he would repair the House again 
but the ten Pagodas which was due to him for the Purchase of the House 
should be reckon' d paid and accordingly took away the soap sand but he did 
not perform his promise because immediately after he fell sick and died and 
more this Deponent knoweth not. 

Rasapah. 

Annaviah. — Deposeth to the Second Interrogatory and saith that he heard 
Juggo and Tellesinga both since deceased talking to each other relateing to 
an Agreement about a house the former had bought of the latter for forty 
Pagodas Thirty of which was paid and the other ten a Note was given for, 
and this Deponent also knoweth that there was by Tellesinga some soap sand 
put into two of the Rooms of the said House for the use of which he agreed to 
five fanams per Month it Lay there six or seven years till those rooms fell down 
they was [sic] afterwards repair' d by the Owner but this Deponent knoweth 
not of any Agreement with Tellesinga relateing to the said repairs nor of no 
other matter or thing for the Complainants benefitt in this Cause. 

Interrogatories to be Administered to such 
Witnesses as shall be produced sworn and 
Examined on the part of Comrapah 
Defendant in a certain Cause where 
Orgunde Rangapah of Madrass is Com- 
plainant and the said Comrapah is 
Defendant. 

Imprimis. — Do you know the Parties Complainant and Defendant in this To Canaca 
Cause or Either and which of them and how long have you known them or 
either of them Declare. 

Item. — What do you know or remember That about ten months ago there 
was a Warrant of Arrest obtained against one Vencotoma Widow of Mudla 
Vencotash for the Ballance of the price of a House bought by the said Mudla 
Vencotash from Tellesinga Deceased, to whom this Defendant Comrapah is 
Executor. What do you know or Remember of the Complainant Orgunde 
Rangapah having tendered ten Pagodas to this Defendant Comrapah as in full 
of all demands on the said House and what was the reason the said Comrapah 
did not accept of the said moneys of the said Orgunde Rangapah Declare the 
same according to the best of your knowledge and beleif . 

Item. — Do you know or can you say any other matter or thing Material 
for the Defendant in this Cause if so Set forth the same as you know have 

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42 Records of Fort St. George 

been Informed or do believe with the Reasons of such your knowledge and 
beleif. 

David Forbes. 
Attv. for the Dft. 

Between Orgunde Rangapah Complainant 
and Comrapah Defendant. 

Depositions of Witnesses taken in this Cause 
on the behalf of the Defendant by the 
Examiner in this Court as follows. 

Canaca aged thirty years or thereabouts being Produced as a Witness on 
the part of the Defendant was on the 4th May Shewn in person to Grantham 
Bird Attorney for the Complainant by Charles Nero who left a Note of the 
Name Title and Place of abode of the said Deponent and afterward being sworn 
and examined he Depose th as follows. 

To the first Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he hath known the 
Complainant and Defendant about six years. 

To the Second Interrogatory this Deponent saith that about ten months 
past Comrapah obtained from the Court a Warrant of Arrest against Ven- 
cotoma Widow, he believes about a Ballance due on the Purchase of a House 
from Tellesinga Deceased the said Comrapah being his Executor. 

To the third Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he was present when 
Orgunta Rangapah offer 'd to pay to Comrapah on the above mentioned account 
ten Pagodas and tender'd the money saying that they had a great deal to offer 
and sett forth relateing to these affairs which should be settled hereafter but 
in order to release the woman be bid him take the ten Pagodas, but Comrapah 
refused to accept on Mr. Forbes 's advice be told him he would recover for him 
the whole Principall and Interest so the Woman on his refusall gave Bail and 
went away. 

To the last Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he knoweth not nor 
cannot set forth any other matter for the Defendants benefitt. 

Canaca. 



Mayors Court of 
Madras spatn am . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq*. Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 11th day of May Anno Domini 
1736 Between Orgunde Ramanapah of 
Fort St. George Merchant Complainant 
and Comrapah of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

This Cause comeing on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 
in presence of the Attorneys on both sides on hearing the proofs taken in this 
Cause and also Translate of one Cadjan Note or Assignment under the hand 
of Tellesinga dated the 17th September Anno Domini 1723 And also Translate 
of One Other Cadjan Note or Agreement under the hand of Juggo dated the 
said 17th September 1723 and also Translate of one Cadjan Bond under the 
hand of Mundalo Vencatashia dated the 17th February 1722-3 And what was 
alledged on both sides and upon Examination had of the matters in this Cause 
and due Consideration thereon, this Court doth therefore think fitt to Order 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 43 

and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Plaintiff Orgunde £*jf' 4 •. s. 
Ramanapah do pay unto the Defendant the summ of eleven Pagodas Nine 
fanams On doing which it's further Ordered that the Defendant do sign and 
execute to the Plaintiff a Bill of Sale of the House in Dispute and that each 
party do pay their own Costs. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator April 6 th - 
Avadana Papaya Merchant of Madrass That Your Orator and Mons r . Symon 1736. 
Merchant now being and resideing in Madras having had divers and sundry 
dealings together they on or about the 5th day of May 1735 settled all accounts 
oetween them when there appeared justly due and Oweing to Your Orator the 
summ of Nine Hundred and Fifty Three Dollars and seventy six Pagodas and 
an half for secureing the repayment whereof he the said Mons r . Symon did 
make and give to Your Orator one Note under his hand bearing date the said 
5th day of May 1735 thereby acknowledging himself to be indebted to Your 
Orator the said Moneys which he promised to pay to Your Orator with Interest 
after the rate of eight per cent per annum on demand And Your Orator shews 
that he the said Mons r . Symon by one other Note under his hand bearing date 
the said fifth day of May acknowledged to have received of Your Orator a 
parcell of Chintz to the value or amount of four hundred and forty five Pagodas 
and an half which was to be as an adventure for the proper account of Your 
Orator in his the said Mons r . Symons then voyage to Manhila for which Your 
Orator was to pay him after the rate of five per cent as by the said two Notes 
now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court 
shall direct will appear. And Your Orator shews that the said Mons 1 '. Symon 
being returned from the said voyage Your Orator well hoped that he the said 
Mons r . Symon would not only have paid the moneys due to Your Orator by 
vertue of the said first note but also have given Your Orator an account of the 
Sale of the said Chintz and paid Your Orator the produce thereof But now so 
it is May it please this Honourable Court that he the said Mons r . Simon refuses 
to give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premises. 

Granth m . Bird. 

AtPJ. for the CompP. 

The Answer of Simon Bontet Defendant to^ ombefors 
the Bill of Complaint of Avadana Papaya May 1, 
Complainant. 1736. 

This Defendant saveing and reserveing to himself now and at all times 
hereafter all and all manner of Benefitt and Advantage of Exception to the 
Errors and Imperfections of the said Bill Contained for Answer thereinto or 
unto so much thereof as this Defendant is advised to make answer into he 
this Defendant doth answer and says he admits it to be true that he the said 
Defendant and this Complainant had divers and sundry dealings together and 
that he this Defendant did sign a promissory Note there by obligeing himself 
to pay to the Complainant Nine Hundred and Fifty Three Spanish Dollars and 
seventy six Pagodas and Interest thereon as set forth in the Bill of Complaint 
and this Defendant also says that he admits it to be true that he received of 
the Complainant a parcell of Chintz to the value or amount of four hundred 
and forty five pagodas and a half to be disposed of at Manhila for the Com- 
plainants Account and this Defendant did give a Receipt therefor But he this 
Defendant was to have for selling the said Goods five per cent Commission as 
also freight and other Charges as should happen to be paid on sale of the 

1736— 6-a 



44 Records of Fort St. George 

Chintz so Consigned to this Defendant. This Defendant further sheweth he 
was obliged to leave the Chintz at Manhila as also a very considerable Cargo 
of his own with orders to his Attorney there to dispose of the same when a 
suitable Opportunity should offer and this Defendant well hoped he should 
have had the return of the Goods by the last Shipping but this Defendant has 
not got the least remittance from that place as will appear by Letters and 
Accounts ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct. There- 
fore this Defendant humbly begs of this Honourable Court he may be allowed 
to go to Manhila to settle Accounts with his Attorney there, in order to pay 
and satisfye the Complainant as also all his other Creditors here to whom he 
owes all which matter and things this Defendant is ready to averr Maintain 
and prove as this Honourable Court shall direct or award and humbly Prays 
to be hence Dismissed with his reasonable Costs in this behalf most wrongfully 
sustained. 

David Forbes. 
Attv. for the Dft. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 11th day of May Anno Domini 

Madras spatnam. 1736 Between Avadana Papaya of Fort 

St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Mons r . Symon of the same place Mariner 
Defendant. 

sph. Dollars This Cause coming on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 

76 : 18^' id presence of the Attorneys on both sides On hearing the Bill and answer and 
also Translate of one Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the 5th 
day of May Anno Domini 1735 for secureing the repayment of the summ of 
Spanish Dollars nine hundred and fifty three and Pagodas seventy six and 
eighteen fanams and Interest read and what was alledged on either side and 
upon Examination had of the matters in this Cause and due Consideration 
thereupon This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth 
accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff 
the summ of nine hundred fifty three Spanish Dollars and also the further 
summ of seventy six pagodas eighteen fanams being the Principall summ due 
on the aforementioned Bond together with such Interest as now is or may 
hereafter be due thereupon after the rate of eight per cent per annum untill 
full payment be made and that the Defendant do pay the Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

May 11 th . Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1736. " Bugeram Vengana Merchant of Madrass That Permaul Merchant now being 
and resideing in Madrass having occasion for a summ of Money applyed him- 
self to Your Orator for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did advance 
land lend unto the said Permaul the summ of forty eight pagodas and twelve 
fanams Current of Madrass which in Sterling money of Great Britain after 
the rate of eight shillings per pagoda amounts unto the summ of nineteen 
pounds ten shillings or thereabouts for secureing [payment] whereof the said 
Permaul did make and give unto Your Orator one Note or Writeing under his 
hand bearing date the second day of June Anno Domini 1733 Thereby acknow- 
ledging to have borrowed and received of Your Orator the said summ of Forty 
eight Pagodas twelve fanams which he thereby promised to pay on Demand 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 45 

with the Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum as by the said 
Note or Writeing now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this 
Honourable Court shall direct will appear And Your Orator Shews that he 
has frequently applyed unto the said Permaul requesting him to pay the 
Principal and Interest due on the said Note But now so it is May it please 
this Honourable Court that the said Permaul refuses to give Your Orator any 
Satisfaction in the Premises. 

Granth m . Bird, 
AW, for the Compl*. 

Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward 
Michell, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 18th day of May Anno Domini 
1736 Between Bugeram Vengana of Fort 
St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Permaul of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cadjan PagB 48 _ 12 
Bond or Writeing under the hand of the Denfend*. dated the second day of £ 19-6 8. 
June Anno Domini 1733 for Secureing the repayment of the summ of Pago- 
das forty eight twelve fanams and Interest and the Defendant appearing in 
Court and acknowledging the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the 
Plantiffs Demand This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree 
and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the 
Plantiff the summ of forty eight Pagodas twelve fanams being the Principal 
Money due on the aforementioned Bond together with such Interest as now 
is or may hereafter be due thereupon after the rate of eight per cent per annum 
untill full payment be made and that the Defendant do pay the Costs of 
Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator jy^y ij™. 
Goolaroo Irsapah son of Wallaboo late Merchant of Madrass Deceased That 1736. 
Piladee Chittee Somadru Merchant now being and resideing in Madras 
having occasion for a summ of money applyed himself unto Your Orators said 
father for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orators said father did advance 
and lend unto the said Piladee Chittee Somadru the summ of thirty two 
Pagodas and thirty fanams Current of Madras which in sterling money of 
Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda amounts unto the 
summ of thirteen pounds two shillings or thereabouts for secureing the repay- 
ment thereof the said Pilade Chittee Somadru did make and give unto Your 
Orators said father One Cad j an Note or Writeing under his hand bearing 
late on or about the thirteenth day of May 1718 Thereby acknowledging to 
have borrowed and received of Your Orators said Father the said summ of 
thirty two Pagodas and thirty fanams which he promised to pay with Inter- 
est on Demand as by the said Cad j an Note or Writeing and Translate thereof 



46 Records of Fort St. George 



now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court 
shall direct will appear And Your Orator shews that his said father in his 
Life time and Your Orator since his Death often applied unto the said Pilade 
Chittee Somadru requesting him to pay the Principall money and Interest 
due on the said Note But now so it is May it please this Honourable Court 
That the said Pilade Chittee Somadru refuses to give Your Orator any Satis- 
faction in the Premises. 

Granth m . Bird, 

AtpJ. for the Complainant. 



Mayors Court of Tuesday the 18th day of May Anno Domini 

Madras spatnam. 1736 'Between Goolaroo Irsapah of Fort 

St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Pilade Chittee Somadru of the same 
* place Merchant Defendant. 

£sT 9 i3 2 9 3 8 Upon Reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cadjan 

Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the 13th day of May Anno 

Domini 1718 for secureing the repayment of the summ of Pagodas thirty two 
and thirty fanams and Interest and the Defendant appearing in Court and 
acknowledging the execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs 
Demand This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth 
accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff 
the summ of thirty two pagodas thirty fanams being the Principal money due 
on the aforementioned Bond together with such Interest as now is or may 
hereafter be due thereupon after the rate of eight per cent per annum until! 
full payment be made and that the Defendant do pay the Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

May 11*h Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1736. Trepassoor China Moota Chittee of Madras Merchant That Hassan Sarang 
now being and resideing in the same place having occasion for a summ of 
money apply' d himself to Your Orator for the Loan thereof Whereupon Your 
Orator did advance and lend to the said Hassan the summ of Pagodas fifty 
eight For Secureing the repayment thereof he did give to Your Orator a 
Certain Cadjan or Writeing bearing date on or about the twenty second day 
of January last past thereby promising repayment of the same at a certain 
time therein limitted and since expired as appears by the said Cadjan now in 
Your Orator's Custody and ready to be produced as this Honourable Court 
.shall direct and to which Your Orator for greater certainty begs leave to be 
referred will more fully appear Your Orator also further shews he has often 
times in a most friendly manner requested payment thereof But now so it is 
may it please this Honourable Court the said Hassan has postponed Your 
Orator from time to time and now absolutely refuses to satisfye the same. 

Henry Waddington, 
Attv. for the Complainant. 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 47 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 18th day of May Anno Domini 

Madrasspatnam. 1736 Between Trepassoor China Moota 

Chittee of Fort St. George Merchant 
Complainant and Hassan of the same 
place Mariner Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of one CadjanPags. 5S . 
Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the 22d day of January Anno £st - 23 : 4 - 
Domini 1735 for secureing the repayment of the summ of pagodas fifty eight 
and Interest and the Defendant appearing in Court and acknowledging the 
Execution of the said Bond and the Justness of the Plantiffs Demand This 
Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
Order and Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of 
fifty eight pagodas being the Principal money due on the aforementioned Bond 
together with such Interest as now is or may hereafter be due thereupon after 
the rate of eight per cent per annum untill full payment be made and that the 
Defendant do pay the Costs of Suite. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator April 
Savana Conicoply of Madrass That Manatha and Mootapilla Bakers and now 20 th 1736. 
being and resideing in Madras having occasion for a summ of money request- 
ing the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did advance and lend to the 
said Manatha and Mootapilla the summ of Pagodas thirty nine three fanams 
forty four Cash Current of Madrass which is in sterling money of Great Bri- 
tain allowing eight shillings per pagoda the summ of fifteen pounds twelve 
shillings or thereabouts and for secureing the repayment of the said summ the 
said Manatha and Mootapilla did make and sign to Your Orator one Cad j an 
Note or Writeing bearing date the first day of October which was in the year 
of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and thirty five thereby obligeing 
themselves joyntly or severally to pay the aforesaid summ on Demand with 
Interest after the rate of ten per cent per annum which will more fully appear 
by the original Cad j an and Translate thereof now in Your Orators Custody 
a,nd ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct And Your 
Orator shews he has very often demanded the said summ in a friendly manner 
of the said Manatha and Mootapilla but hitherto without Effect. 

David Forbes, 
Attn, for the Compl*. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 18th day of May Anno Domini 

Madrasspatnam. 1736 Between Sarravana of Fort St. 

George Merchant Complainant and 
Manatha and Mootapilla of the same 
place Merchants Defendants. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cadjan Pags.39: 3 
Bond under the hands of the Defendants dated the 1st day of October A.D. £ 44 { 5 . 12 . 
1735 and the Defendant Manatha appearing in Court and acknowledging the S *l. 
Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs Demand This Court 
doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and 
Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of thirtv nine 
pagodas three fanams forty four Cash being the Principal money due on said 



April 
13th 1736 



48 Records of Fort St. George 

Bond with Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum from the date 
thereof untill full payment shall be made of the same together with his Costs 
of Suite. 

John Stratton, 
Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras sp atnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator 
Henry Crawford of Fort St. George Merchant and Attorney for Captain John 
Edge of Bengali That Moosa Vencateeputtee Noquedah now being and reside- 
ing in Madras did by a Writeing under his hand and Deal bearing date the 
seventh day of June Anno Domini 1733 oblig'd himself to deliver to the said 
John Edge or his Order four Months after date thirty four Bahars, four Cop- 
pins, Seven Viss, one Potee and half of Tin Junaloan which as per the ori- 
ginal agreement now in Your Orators Custody will more fully appear And 
there now remains of the Ballance of the said Note undeliver'd twenty four 
Bahars and five eights, which at four hundred ninety six pounds per Bahar 
amounts to twenty four Candy eight Maunds and fourteen pounds at thirty 
three pagodas per Candy, amounts to Pagodas eight hundred and six, four 
fanams and thirty seven Cash, which is in sterling money allowing eight 
shillings per pagoda the summ of three hundred twenty two pounds or there- 
abouts And Your Orator shews that the said Captain John Edge as also Your 
Orator has frequently demanded the Ballance of the aforesaid Note but with- 
out the least Effect. And Your Orator also shews that the said Moosa Ven- 
cateputtee bought a Bond of the said Captain John Edge due by Olenyott late 
Governor of Tocopah for which he was to pay to the said Captain John Edge 
or his Order ten bahar and a half of Tin at the weight and price aforesaid 
which amounts to Pagodas Three hundred forty three, twenty six fanams 
seventeen Cash Current of Madrass which is in sterling money of Great Bri- 
tain allowing eight shillings per pagoda the summ of one hundred and thirty 
eight pounds eleven shillings or thereabouts which the said Captain John 
Edge as also Your Orator has frequently demanded of the said Moosa Ven- 
cateeputtee in a friendly manner But now so it is may it please this Honour- 
able Court the said Moosa Vencateeputtee absolutely refuses to pay the 
Ballance of his said Note, or to pay the value agreed on for the Debt assigned 
him as aforesaid. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Comp lt . 

jur. in Our. The Answer of Moosa Vencateeputtee Mer- 

May 4 chant of Madrass Defendant to the Bill of 

1736. Complaint of Henry Crawford of the same 

place Merchant Complainant. 

This Defendant saving and reserving unto himself now and at all times 
hereafter all and all manner of Benefitt and Advantage of Exceptions to the 
Errors and Imperfections in the said Bill Contained for answer thereunto or 
unto so much thereof as this Defendant is advised doth materially concern him 
to make answer unto This Defendant saith that he admits it to be true that he 
did sign and Execute such Note of the tenour and date as in the Comfpjlainants 
said Bill is particularly sett forth And that there remains undelivered twenty 
four Bahars and five eights of Tin part of a greater quantity heretofore deli- 
vered to the order of Captain John Edge. But this Defendant denys he ever 
refused to deliver the same to or to the order of the said Captain John Edge 
or that the said Captain John Edge or any other person for his Account ever 
demanded the said Tin to be delivered bv this Defendant Orherwise then that 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 49 

the said Captain John Edge sometime since sent a Vessell to Junkeceloan to 
take in the then remaining quantity of the said Tin being twenty seven Bahars 
and two Cossins But the Master of the said Vessell refused to take in more 
than two Bahars and three Cossins fearing as he alledged some Enemys that 
were then on the said Coast And this Defendant saith that he never did refuse 
the Delivery thereof and always was and now is ready and willing to deliver 
the same at Junkceloan where the same and a much greater quantity thereof 
now lyes And this Defendant denys that he bought a Bond of the said Captain 
John Edge due from Oleniote late Governor of Tocopa for which this Defen- 
dant was to pay to the said Cap[t]ain John Edge or his order ten Bahars and 
a half of Tin But this Defendant admits that the said Captain John Edge 
desired this Defendant to act as his Attorney in Endeavouring to receive the 
said ten Bahars and a half of Tin for him which this Defendant has not been 
able to do But is ready and willing to deliver up the said Bond to or to the order 
of the said Captain John Edge And this Defendant denys that the said Cap- 
tain John Edge or any other person ever Demanded the same of this Defendant 
otherwise than by this Suite which this Defendant is well assured would not 
have been commenced had the said Captain John Edge been here present. All 
which matter and things this Defendant is ready to averr Maintain and prove 
as this Honourable Court shall award and humbly prays to be hence Dismissed 
with his reasonable Costs and Charges in this behalf most wrongfully sus- 
tained. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 18th day of May Anno Domini 

Madras spatnam. 1736 Between Henry Crawford of Fort 

St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Moosa Vencatteeputtee of the same place 
Merchant Defendant. 

This Cause coming on this day to be heard and Debated before this "Court xuf^s's 
in presence of the Parties and their Attorneys on both sides On hearing 
the Bill and Answer and also one Note or Obligation under the hand 
of the Defendant dated the 7th day of June Anno Domini 1733 for secureing 
the Delivery of thirty four Bahars, four Cossins, Seven Viss, One Potee and 
half of Tin (Junk Ceylon Weight) to or to the order of Captain John Edge 
read and what was alledged on either side and upon Examination had of the 
matter in this Cause and due Consideration thereon And it appearing by the 
Plantiffs Bill of Complaint that he had received 10 Bahars and nine pounds 
of Tin part of the said thirty four Bahars four Cossins, seven Viss One Potee 
a,nd half in the said Obligation mentioned This Court doth therefore think 
fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the 
Defendant do bring on his ship now bound to Junk Ceylon to return the ensue- 
ing season Twenty four Bahars and five eights of Tin to be delivered the Plan- 
tiff and in default of said ships return or other Impediments then on some 
other good Vessell bound from said place to this Port Next Season and its 
further ordered that if the Defendant do recover from the King of Tuccapa 
the Tin said to be due from him to Captain John Edge that he do the like by 
that also Either by bringing the same on his Vessell or sending it by another. 
And that in case of Non payment or delivery of said Tin by the King"of Tucca- 
pah That he do bring or send the Contract in the said Bill mentioned in order 
that the same may be delivered up to or to the order of the said Captain John 
Edge And that the Defendant do give sufficient security for the due perfor- 
mance of this Decree and that each party do pay their own Costs. 

Per 

John Strattoiw 

Register. 
1730—7 



50 Records of Fort St. George 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras sp atnam . 

June 5th. Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1736. Tiiomas Egan of Madras Mariner That Charles Christian of the same place 
Mariner by a certain Bond or Writing under his hand bearing date in Fort 
St. George the eighth day of October Anno Domini 1735 acknowledged to have 
taken up and received of Your Orator the summ of Seven Hundred and forty 
two Pagodas in Gold Current of Madras which summ was to run at Respon- 
dentia on the Bottom of the ship Fort St. George from hence to Persia at the 
rate of eighteen per cent Respondentia in all amounting to the summ of eight 
hundred and seventy five Pagodas twenty fanams which summ he thereby 
obliged himself his Heirs and Executors within twenty one days after arrivall 
of said ship at the port of Madras As by the said Bond or Writing now in Your 
Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall Direct 
will appear And Your Orator Shews that the said ship is since arrived at this 
Port from the said voyage in safety whereby the said moneys mentioned in 
and to grow due by Vertue of the said bond or Writing is become payable And 
Your Orator further shews that he hath taken since off the hands of the said 
Charles Christian several goods and Merchandize which Your Orator hath 
given him Creditt for in his Account which hath reduced Your Orators demand 
unto the summ of five hundred and fifty eight Pagodas and twenty nine fanams 
which in sterling money of Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings per 
Pagoda amounts unto the summ of two hundred and twenty three pounds 
ten shillings or thereabouts which said money Your Orator hath frequently 
requested the said Charles Christian to pay and Discharge But now so it is 
May it please this Honouable Court That the said Charles Christian refuses 
1o give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premisses. 



Mayors Court or 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq"., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Saturday the 5th day of June Anno Domini 
1736 Between Thomas Egan of Fort St. 
George Mariner Complainant and Charles 
Christian of the same place Mariner De- 
fendant. 

Pags. 258 : Upon Reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also one Bond of Respondentia 

£st 9 io3. 12 under the Hand of the Defendant dated the eighth day of October Anno Domini 
6 - 1735 for secureing the repayment of the summ of seven hundred and forty two 

Pag s . with the Premium of eighteen per cent payable twenty one days after 
the safe arrivall of the ship Fort St. George in this Road of Madras And the 
Plaintiff appearing in Court and admitting to have received the summ of Pago- 
das six hundred and one thirty three fanams in part of the Principall and 
Respondentia due thereon and the Defendant appearing in Court and acknowl- 
sdging the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs demand 
This Court doth therefore think fitt to order and decree and Doth accordingly 
order and decree That the Defendant do pav unto the Plaintiff the summ of 
two hundred fifty eight pagodas twenty nine fanams being the Ballance remain- 
ino- due to the Plaintiff on the aforementioned Bond at Respondentia with 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 51 

Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum on said summ from the 
date hereof untill full payment oe made and that the Defendant do pay the 
Costs of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 
Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at Madraspatnam. 

The Humble Petition of John Goulding Merchant of Madrass. 
Sheweth — 

That Your Petitioner lett unto Henry Waddington late of Fort St. George 
a Certain Dwelling House with its Appurtenances Scituate in the said Fort 
at the rate of Ten Pagodas per Month in which House the said Henry Wad- 
dington lived for the space of three Months but a few days before the said time 
Expired he the said Henry Waddington left his said Dwelling House and still 
absconds in parts unknown to Your Petitioner whereupon Your Petitioner 
caused proper Notice to be affixed at the door of the said House for the said 
Henry Waddingtons quitting the same in order for another Tenant But the 
said Henry Waddington continueing to abscond Your Petitioner therefore 
humbly prays this Honourable Court That he may be at Liberty to Sell and 
Dispose of the Goods in the said House belonging to the said Henry Wadding- 
ton or so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay the rent due to Your Petitioner 
returning the overplus (if any be) into this Honourable Court to abide such 
order as shall hereafter be made Concerning the same. And Your Petitioner 
shall ever pray &c. 



Granth m . Bird. 



Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam. 



Ex parte John Goulding. 
Saturday the 5th day of June A.D. 1736. 

Upon the Humble Petition of the said John Goulding this day preferred 
to this Court setting forth that he lett to Henry W[a]ddington late of Fort 
St. George a certain Dwelling House with its appurtenences scituated in the 
said Fort at the rate of ten Pagodas per Month In which House the said Henry 
Waddington lived for the space of three Months and further that the said 
Henry Waddington having left his said Dwelling he had caused proper Notice 
to be affixed at the door of the said house for the said Henry Waddingtons 
quitting the same in order for another Tenant But the said Henry Wadding- 
ton still continueing to abscond in parts unknown prayed that he might be at 
Liberty to sell and dispose of the Goods in the said house belonging to the said 
Henry Waddington or so much thereof as might be sufficient to pay the rent 
due to him returning the Overplus (if any be) into the Cash of this Court and 
upon Examination had of the Premises this Court doth therefore think fitt to lu. 
order and decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the said John 
Goulding do make sale of the said Henry Waddingtons Goods in his said 
House at Publick Outcry and out of the product thereof he do deduct the summ 
of Pagodas thirty being for three Months House Rent due to him from the 
said Henry Waddington as aforesaid together with all such charges which he 
shall be put to on this Account And its further Ordered That if a Surplus 
should remain after payment of the said rent and Charges That he do pay 
such surplus money into the Cash of this Court In order that the same may be 
divided among such Creditors of the said Henry Waddington as shall appear 
Lawfully Entituled thereto. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 
Register. 

1736— 7- A 



Pags. 30 



52 Records of Fort St. George 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madraspatnam. 

April Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator 

•20™- 1736. Lieutenant Peter Eckman That Gasper Teixara late of Madrass and now 
Deceased having occasion for a summ of money applyed himself to Your Orator 
requesting the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did advance and lend to 
the said Gasper Teixara the summ of Pagodas forty three Current of Madrass 
which is in sterling money of Great Britain allowing eight shillings per pagoda 
the summ of seventeen pounds four shillings or thereabouts for securing repay- 
ment of the said money the said Gasper Teixara together with his wife Gracia 
De Monte and his daughter Clara Teixara De Monte did make and sign a 
Mortgage Bond of their House promising that the said moneys should be repaid 
within fourteen Months after the date of the said Note with Interest after the 
rate of eight per cent per annum as also left in Your Orators hands there 
House Bill the Mortgage Bond bearing date the twenty fifth day of July 1735 
which House Bill Mortgage Bond and Translate are now in Your Orators 
Custody and ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct But 
now so it i[s] May it please this Honourable Court the said Gasper Teixara 
haveing since departed this Life before the aforesaid money and Interest became 
due and he haveing left but very few Effects except the House aforesaid Mort- 
gaged to Your Orator he Your Orator has applyed himself in a friendly manner 
to the said Gracia De Monte Widow of the said Teixara Gasper and Clara 
Teixara his Daughter now being and resideing in Madras requesting [themj 
to pay the said Bond and Interest thereon or to find sufficient Bail to pay the 
same when the Mortgage Bond should fall due but hitherto they have refused. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the ComplS. 
Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam. 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq e ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward 
Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 8th day of June Anno Domini 
1736 Between Peter Eckman of Fort 
St. George Gent. Complainant and 
Gracia Da Montee and Clara Texeira of 
the same place Defendants. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of one Bond or 
Deed of Assignment under the hand of the Defendants dated the 25th day of 
July Anno Domini 1735 and the Defendants having been severall times sum- 
moned to appeal to answer said Bill but willfully and obstinately refusing so to 
' a f 8 '4s.' do, and the Plantiff appearing in Court and makeing Oath to the truth of his 
Debt to the Satisfaction of the Court This Court doth therefore think fitt to 
Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendants 
do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of forty three pagodas being the Principal 
money due on the aforementioned Deed of Assignment together with such 
Interest as now is or may hereafter be due thereupon after the rate of eight 
per cent per annum untill full payment be made and in default thereof on 
or before the Expiration of 14 days That the Mortgaged premisses be sold and 
the money ariseing by such sale paid to the Plantiff in and towards the dis- 
charge of the Principal and Interest due aforesaid together with his Costs of 

Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 



Pleadings in the Mayor s Court, 1736 53 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator May ll*». 
Sucramonia Shroff of Madrass That Joan Ferreira Da Silva Merchant now 1936. 
being and resideing in Madrass having occasion for a summ of money applyed 
himself to Your Orator for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did 
advance and lend unto the said Joan Ferreira Da Silva the summ of ninety 
five pagodas Current of Madrass which in sterling money of Great Britain 
after the rate of eight shillings per pagoda amounts unto the summ of thirty 
eight pounds for securing the repayment whereof the said Joan Ferreira Da 
Silva did make and give to Your Orator one Note or Writing under his hand 
bearing date on or about the twentieth day of November 1734 Thereby acknowl- 
eding to have borrowed and received of Your Orator the said summ of ninety 
eight Pagodas which he thereby promised to pay with Interest on Demand 
And he the said Joan Ferreira Da Silva by one other Note or Writing under 
his hand bearing date the said twentieth day of November 1734 did thereby 
acknowledge himself to be further indebted in the summ of twenty two Pagodas 
and fourteen fanams for Interest on Accounts depending between them as by 
the said two Notes or Writeings now in Your Orators Custody ready to be pro- 
duced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear. And Your Orator 
shews that he has frequently applyed unto the said Joan Ferreira Da Silva 
requesting him to pay the Principal and Interest due on the said Notes But 
now so it is May it please this Honourable Court That the said Joan Ferreira 
Da Silva refuses to give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Compl*. 

The Answer of Joan Ferreira Da Silva Jur. in Cur. 
Merchant of Madras Defendant, to theJ™ 3 8TH - 
Bill of Complaint of Sucramonia of the 1736 - 
same place Shroff Compl*. 

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself now and at all times 
hereafter all and all manner of Benefitt and Advantage of Exception to the 
Errors and Imperfections in the said Bill Contained for answer thereto or 
unto so much as this Defendant is advised doth materially concern him to make 
answer unto, He answereth and saith that he admits that he stands indebt- 
ed to the Complainant in the summ of Pagodas Ninety five set forth in the 
Complainants Bill of Complaint, this Defendant also admits that he stands 
further indebted to the Complainant in the summ of Pagodas twenty two and 
fourteen fanams for Interest on account of former dealings betwixt them and 
settled on or about the twentieth day of November 1734 at which time at the 
: equest and by the consent of the Complainant this Defendant did give a Note 
under his hand in favour of the Complainant thereby acknowledging to be 
indebted to the Complainant in the summ of Pagodas ninety five aforesaid, 
and by the said Note he the Defendant promised to repay the said money the 
first opportunity he could and was able and This Defendant absolutely denys 
that by the aforesaid Note he promised to repay the said money on demand 
as the Complainant falsely alledges in his Bill of Complaint the Contrary 
whereof will evidently appear by comparing the said original Note with the 
Translate thereof And this Defendant farther saith that some time before 
the granting the said Note there had been divers and sundry transactions 
betwixt the Complain*, and this Defendant and the Complainant understand- 
ing that this Defendant was very poor and reduced in his Circumstances he 
the Complainant sent one Adeapah Chittee and one Lorenso Pereira to this 
Defendant requesting him to allow the Joys to be sold and that the produce 



54 Records of Fort St. George 

of them might be applyed to pay off what he stood indebted to the Complain- 
ant and what over Ballance remain' d due he the Complainant was content to 
take a Note from this Defendant that he should pay the same when he was 
able, to which proposal this Defendant agreed to, but reserved some Joys for 
his Wife's daily use, viz*. One Gold Cross, four Gold Enameld Craws for the 
Ears set with four Diamonds, and a pair of Coral Bracelets containing twenty 
two large beads to the value of Twenty seven Pagodas or thereabouts which 
the Complainant promised to return to this Defendant on which the Joys 
were apprized by the Complainant and this Defendant got Credit for the 
same in part of the money that was due by him to the Complainant and then 
the Complainant and this Defendant settled Accounts and this Defendant 
gave the aforesaid Notes for the Ballance then due, Excluding the Joys afore- 
said (which the Complainant promised to deliver but has not done to this day 
although they have been very often demanded seeing he had no right or Title 
to detain them) and by Agreement the two aforesaid Notes were granted of 
the Tenour before set forth and no otherwise. And this Defendant further 
saith that one Andepah Chitty who witnessed the Bonds did read the same and 
Explained them to the Complainant in Malabars according to the true sence 
and meaning therein Expressed to which the Complainant was very well 
satisfied as he had made the Price himself on this Defendants Joys as afore- 
said. But it is further very well known that there is no Malabar or other 
Native here that receives a Note from any person in any other Language than 
their own but they shew it as they term it to know if it be right, Notwith- 
standing now the Complainant alledges he knew not the meaning of the said 
Bonds and now after so long a time having got a new light has Maliciously 
filled his Bill of Complainant in this Honourable Court and this Defendant 
denys that there was any demand made of the money contained in the said 
Notes untill the Bill aforesaid was filled. All which matter and things this 
Defendant is ready to averr, Maintain and prove as this Honourable Court 
shall direct and humbly prays to be hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs 
in this behalf most wrongfully sustained, seeing it has not been in his power 
to better his Circumstances since the said Notes were granted not having any 
money to trade and also not being able to go to Sea to gain a Lively hood. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam. 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Fryday the 18th day of June A.D. 1736 
Between Sacramonia of Fort St. George 
Shroff Complainant and Joan Ferreira 
Da Silva of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

This Cause Comeing on this day to be heard and debated before this 
Court in presence of the Parties and their Attorneys on both sides On hear- 
ing the Bill and Answer and also Translate of two Notes under the hand of 
the Defendant dated severally the twentieth day of November Anno Domini 
1734 for secureing the repayment of the Summ of Pagodas Ninety five and 
Interest and Pagodas twenty two fourteen fanams for Interest then due on 
an Account made up between them read and what was alledged on either side 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 55 

and upon Examination had of the matters in this Cause and due Considera- 
tion thereon this Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and 
doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Joys belonging to the 
Defendant in the hands of the Plaintiff be sold and the money arising by 
such sale paid to the Plantiff in and towards the Discharge of the Principall 
and Interest due on the aforementioned Bonds or Notes of hand and its ?ag i ■. n-. 
further ordered That if the said Joys should not produce sufficient to satisfye £s ^ ' i6 . 19 . 
the Plaintiffs demands That do stay payment for the Ballance untill such 
time as the Defendant shall appear to be better able to discharge it The same 
being agreeable to the purport of the first recited Note of hand and that the 
Defendant do pay the Costs of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator April 
Permaul Moodelare and Ramah Chundru Merchants of Madrass Trustees and 13 TB W36. 
Executors of Pencala Kistna late Merchant of Madrass Deceased That Man- 
galoora Bouche Paupa Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass having 
occasion for a summ of money applyed himself unto the said Pencala Kistna 
who did advance and lend unto the said Mangaloora Bouche Paupa the summ 
of thirty six Pagodas Current of Madrass which in Sterling money of Great 
Britain after the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda amounts unto the summ 
of fourteen pounds eight shillings for secureing the repayment whereof he 
the said Mangaloora Bouche Paupa did make and give unto the said Pencala 
Kistna One Cad j an Note or Writeing under his hand bearing date on or 
about the twelfth day of February 1729 Thereby acknowledging to have 
borrowed and received of the said Pencala Kistna the said summ of thirty 
six Pagodas which he promised to pay with Interest on Demand As by the &5fi4 : 8. 
said Cad j an Note or Writeing and Translate thereof now in Your Orators 
Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will 
appear. And Your Orator shews That the said Pencala Kistna in his Life 
time and Your Orators since his decease frequently applyed unto the said 
Mangaloora Bouche Paupa requesting them [sic] to pay the Principall money 
and Interest due on the said Note But now so it is May it please this Honour- 
able Court That the said Mangaloora Bouche Paupa refuses to give Your 
Orator any satisfaction in the Premises. 

Granth. m Bird, 
Att. for the Complainant. 

Mayors Court of Fryday the 18th day of June A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam. Between Permaul Maudelare and Ramah 

Chundru of Fort St. George Merchants 
and Executors to the Estate of Pencala 
Kistna Deceased Complainants and Man- 
galoora Bouche Paupa of the same place 
Merchant Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cadjan 
Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the twelfth day of February 
Anno Domini 1729 for secureing the repayment of the summ of Pagodas 
thirty six and Interest and the Defendant appearing in Court and acknow- 
ledging the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs demand 



56 Records of Fort St. George 

This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
Order and Decree That the Defendant do pay unto the said Permaul Moode- 
lare and Ramah Chundru Executors to the Estate of Pencala Kistna the summ 
of thirty six Pagodas being the Principall money due on the aforementioned 
Bond together with such Interest as now is or may hereafter be due thereupon 
after the rate of eight per cent per annum untill full payment be made and 
that the Defendant do pay the Costs of this Suit. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

June 29th. Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator 
2 736. Tiruniniure Vencatachilum of Madras, That Sateana Tripoly Conicoply of 
and now being and resideing in Madras, having occasion for a summ of 
money applyed himself to Your Orator requesting the Loan thereof, where 
upon Your Orator did advance and Lend to the said Sateana Tripoly the 
summ of Pagodas one hundred which is in sterling money allowing eight shil- 
lings per Pagoda the summ of forty pounds for secureing the repayment of 
the said money the said Sateana Tripoly did make and give to Your Orator a 
Bond or Writeing bearing date the first day of October which was in the year 
of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and thirty three thereby promis- 
ing to pay the said money within the thirtieth day of January after the date 
of the said Writeing with Interest after the rate of nine per cent per annum 
during the non payment thereof and for further secureing the repayment of 
the said money the said Sateana Tripoly did Mortgage in Your Orators hands 
nine Diamonds weighing six Maugelins and one diamond ring valued at one 
hundred and fifteen pagodas sealed with the Seal of Iravanah, which will 
fully appear to this Honourable Court by the Original Bond in Yuar Orators 
custody and ready to be produced as also the Translate thereof hereto annexed. 
And Your Orator shews he has frequently applyed himself in a friendly 
manner to the said Sateana Tripoly requesting him to repay the Principal 
Money contained in the Bond and Interest thereon, But now so it is May it 
please this Honourable Court the said Sateana Tripoly has postponed Your 
Orator from time to time with Triffling Excuses and now Absolutely refuses 
to perform his just Engagements. 

David Forbes, 

Att. for the Complainant. 

Mayors; Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
& Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday June the 29th Anno Domini 1736 
Between Tiruninniure Vencatachillum of 
Fort St. George Merchant Complainant 
and Sateana Tripoly of the same place 
Merchant Defendant. 

Upon Reading the Plantiffs Petition and Translate of one Deed of 
Assignment under the hand of the Defendant dated the first day of October 
One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Three for secureing the repayment of 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 57 

the summ of Pag s . One Hundred and Interest and the Defendant appearing 
in Court and acknowledging the Execution of said Bond of Security and the 
Plantiff admitting to have received Pagodas Twenty in part satisfaction of 
the Principal money Lent on said Bond This Court doth think fitt to Order 
and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendant do 
pay to the Plantiff the summ of eighty pagodas being the Principal money ||f*- 80 ' 
remaining due on said Bond of security together with such Interest as now is 
or may hereafter be due thereupon after the rate of eight per cent per annum 
untill full payment be made And in default thereof on or before the Expira- 
tion of fourteen days that the Mortgaged Premises be sold and the money 
ariseing from such sale paid to the Plaintiff in and towards satisfaction of 
the Principal and Interest due as aforesaid And that the Defendant do pay 
the Costs of Suit. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton. 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madraspatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator Sep?. 6*= 
Alapate Kistnomah Merchant of Madras That Moutou Vencatache and 1734. 
Coparte Verapah Merchants and now being and resideing in Madrass were 
concerned with Your Orator in tradeing and dealing as Merchants in Divers 
sorts of Goods and Commodities whereby they became indebted to Your 
Orator in a great sum of money And Your Orator shews that he not only put 
bis entire trust and Confidence in them the said Moutou Vencatache and 
Coparte Verapah and depended upon their keeping just and true accounts 
relateing to their said dealing but Your Orator also trusted under their care 
a Chest wherein were severall summs of Money, as also Gold, Jewells and 
other things of great value which said Chest they keep and detain from Your 
Orator And Your Orator shews he is well Informed that they the said Mou- 
tou Vencatashe and Coparte Verapah have opened or caused the said Chest 
to be opened and taken thereout all the valuables things that were therein 
and which belonged to Your Orator And Your Orator shews that he has in a 
friendly manner demanded of the said Moutou Vencatashe and Coparte 
Verapah a just and fair account relateing to the said Trade That Your 
Orator might know what is his due concerning the same and demanded pay- 
ment of the Ballance thereof and demanded the said Chest with the Moneys, 
Goods, and things that were therein But now so it is May it please this 
Honourable Court That Your Orator hath not been able to obtain any satis- 
faction for or concerning the Premises And they the said Moutou Vencatashe 
and Coparte Verapah absolutely refuse to pay Your Orator any moneys 
relateing to the said Tradeing or to deliver him the said Chest with the 
Moneys, Goods and things that were therein. 

Granth m . Bird. 
Att. for the Complainant. 

A List of what was found in the Chest, also a true Incertion of what was 
therein before the same was opened by the Defendant Motoor Vencatash. viz*. 

The Account of what was found in the said Chest on produceing the same 
before Holland Goddard Esq 1 ', after the Defendant Absconded with it about 
20 Months ago Refers to the Examiners Translate hereto annext. 

Account of the Particulars not to be found in the Chest mentioned in the 
above List referr to the said annext Translate No. 2 and ^be following viz*. 
1736—8 



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Records of Fort St. George 



A Silver Jewell for the Arm valued prime Cost 

A Broken silver Bing for the wrist D°. 

Silver bought of Vencatashia 

Ditto small ps. 

Two large coral beads w*. 4 Tecall 

Two small silver arm Jewells ... 

One jewell of Pearl & Cloth for the top of the Ear 

Fifteen small rubies of which there is now but ten, 
there was 15 in said Chest, The 5 that are wanting 
and the 10 therein are not the same as was in before 
the said Chest was broke open so the true value of 
the 15 is ... ... ... ... 

An Emerald ... 

A stone for a Bing ... 

Account of the 2nd. List (there being 3 in the Chest 
before Opened) of what Contained therein as Joys, 
Jewells, &c. viz*. There being troubles at the same 
place where the Plaintiffs House was and family 
resided at Devee, The Plaintiff being at Madrass his 
son took all his Jewells Joys and came with them 
here, for fear of having the same taken as many 
other people had been serv'd and wrapt them up in 
a Cloth and put them in said Chest the Particulars 
of which set forth in the 2d. List. Intrinsick value. 



Pags. 


fa. 


ca. 


— 


24 


— 


2 
2 


— 


— 


4 


40 


11 


6 


— 


2 








18 — — 

8 — — 

— 1 — 

850 — — 



Pags 



893 35 40 



Account of the 3d. List of what contained therein not 
to be found there part of which things are in the 
Chest mentioned in Translate Annext No. 3 and the 
remainder that ought to have been in it is as follows, 
viz*. 

Fifty pearls intrinsick value ... 45 — — 

One green stone for the little finger 11 — — 

Five rings different stones ... ... ... ... 28 — — 

One gold ring 8 — — 

Total of the 3 Lists 980 35 40 

A diamond valued at Pags. 60 and a large ruby at 
Pag s . 40 in the said Chest (no mention in any List) 
now not to be found therein 100 — — 



Pags 



1080 35 40 [sic'] 



Severall Cad j an Notes Agreements &c. for Money due to the Plantiff set 
forth in Translate Annext No. 3 from several people, if the said Chest had 
not been run away with and broke open they might then have recovered the 
Moneys thereon due but now Cannot by reason of their (the Debtors) Mis- 
fortunes and present poverty Amounting to upwards 600 Pagodas which the 
Plaintiff hopes and Doubts not but the usuall Justice of this Court would 
take same in Consideration. 



Pleadings in the Mayors Court, 1736 5.D 

Account Particulars of the Jewels According to the List. Viz*. 

No. 1. 

Silver rings for the Wrist 1 pair. 

A Silver Girdle. 

Earings 1 pair bought of Maurella. 

One Ditto with Rubies. 

A small gold pair. 

A pair of Earrings with Rubies. 

A Chinani Box with Tinn Carved. 

Trevaddee fanams 5 bad ones. 

One pair of Pearls, bad or false with no gold. 

Ten small rubies. 



What was not mentioned in the List Viz fc . 
No. 2. 

A Silver Jewell for the Arm. 

A broken silver ring for the wrist. 

Silver bought of Vencatashia 2 pag s . 

Ditto small ps. four & -| fanams. 

Two large Cor rail beads w*. 4 Toolal. 

Small silver arm Jewells 2. 

One Jewell of pearl and Gold for the top of the Ear. 

Rubies 15 small of which there is now but 10. 

Emerald — one stone for a ring. 

More things not mentioned or Written before Viz 1 . 

No. 3. 

Strings 12 with 15 pearls upon them. 

A Ring with a Ruby. 

A pair of Ear Rings with an Image upon them. 

A pair D°. with round Balls sett with Rubies. 

A Brass Image of Kistna. 

Tecall Balls 6 or Weights. 

Brass Nails 8. 

A Brass Ornament for a womans Hair called Coopae 

Hinges Brass 1 pair — a Seal. 

A ps. of stuff called Naumoo. 

A ps. of Iron small — A flint. 

Seeds of the flower Daumarah. 

Some Tobacco, some Beetle Nutt and some silver— 5 keys 

A red stone for a Ring. 

Another of Glass. 

Snuff Boxes 2. 

A Bundle of Green Beeds. 

Purses joined 3 together. 

A single purse. 

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60 Records of Fort St. George 



Allam Garre Doodoos in a Purse. 
Damask a ps. of 2 Covids. 
Silk one Skein. 
3 Small Pearls. 
5 Bonds of Debt. 

Agreement Bonds 5, 2 Agreement Bonds and 2 upon a single part of a 
Cadjan, 3 Bonds with the holes torn and a paper Bond. 
A Bundle of Accounts. 
A letter of Jointee Kistnamahs. 
Nine Letters upon paper. 
14 in Cadjan Polls. 
Acc[o]unts and Letters 5 Rolls. 
Another Letter Roll. 
A List of the Jewells. 
All which was found in the Chest. 

Ralph Mansell, 

Examiner . 



Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Hollond Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell 
and Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 4th day of May A.D. 1736 
Between Alapootee Kistnama of Fort St. 
George Merchant Complainant and 
Matoor Vencatashia and Coopira Vera- 
pah of the same Place Merchants Defen- 
dants. 

e io8o ■ Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and Schedule it appeared that the 
35 - : 40. ' same was filed in this Court the 6th day of September 1734 whereto the Defen- 
dants appeared and gave Bail for their Personall appearance the December 
following alledging that haveing then some Urgent Business in the Country 
they could not stay to make answer to said Bill of Complaint but would not 
fail returning by that time which the Court assented to. But notwithstanding 
such Indulgence the Defendants have not as yet appeared to answer said Bill 
tho severall Rules have been delivered their Relations and Friends for that 
Purpose, And it appearing by the Prayer of said Bill of Complaint that the 
same was for the Delivery of a Chest which the Plantiff had Entrusted to 
their care wherein was Severall Gold and Silver Joys or Jewells and other 
things of great value, and further setting forth that having good Reasons to 
believe the said Chest had been broken open by the Defendants and all the 
the P Presi- to valuable things therein taken out Prayed a Generall relief. And whereas 
dent and Severall Bonds and Obligations appear likewise to have Layn Dormant dureing 
Council. t kj s s u it e and by the Plantiff charged to be Irrecoverable and the Court 
having good reason to believe by the long stay of the Defendants in the 
Country That they never intend to appear to make Answer to said Bill of 
Complaint And the Chest in Dispute having been brought into Court by the 
Defendants relations it plainly appeared that the same had been broken open 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 61 

and upon Consideration had of the matters in Dispute This Court doth there- 
fore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree 
That the Defendants do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of One thousand and 
eighty Pagodas Thirty five fanams and Forty Cash being the value of the 
Severall Jewells charged by the Plantiff to have been taken out of the afore- 
mentioned Chest by the Defendants. And its further Ordered that the Bonds 
and Obligations charged by the Plantiff to be now Irrecoverable be dlivered 
up and that the Plantiff have releif hereafter when such Damages are better 
made appear to this Court and that the Defendants do pay the Costs of the 
Suite. 

Per. Cur. 

John Stratton. 

Register. 

Court of Appeals at Between Matoor Vencatasha and Coperta 

Madras spatnam. Verapah of Fort St. George Merchants 

Appellants and Allapotee Kistnomah of 
said Place Merchant Respondent. 

This Cause coming this day Fryday the 25th June 1736 to be heard and 
debated in the presence of the Appellants and their Attorney (the Respondent 
having been duly warned of the time for hearing) upon reading the Petition 
of appeal and Answer, as also the Petition and Schedule referred to in the 
Decree of the Honourable the Mayors Court and a Petition from Chitteram in 
behalf of the Appellants their Bail offered to the said Court but by them 
rejected, together with the Decree of the said Court given therein the 4th day 
of May last, this Court doth think fitt to sett aside the Decree of the said 
Mayors Court for the reasons following. 

First for that it is alledged in the said Decree that the Petition and 
Schedule were filed the 6th September 1734 whereas it appears on the face of 
the said Schedule that it was drawn up by one Henry Waddington and signed 
by him as attorney to the Complainant which said Henry Waddington did 
not arrive in Madrass till the month of May 1735 and consequently the said 
Schedule could not possibly be filed with the Bill in September 1734 as 
alledged in the said Decree. 

Secondly for that the Defendants in the said Cause having been per- 
mitted by the then Mayor after giveing Bail to the Action to retire into the 
Country to follow their Affairs on promise of returning in a few Months their 
longer stay doth not seem to be a Contempt of such a nature as should induce 
the Court to give Sentence against them especially considering that they sent 
one of their relations to appear for them who was every way qualified to act 
(except in the single point of swearing to the answer) but was not permitted 
by the Court so to do, which said part of swearing to the answer doth not seem 
very necessary since the Bill was for the recovery of a Chest which he deli- 
vered into Court. 

Thirdly for that the annexing the Schedule to the Bill near a year after 
preferring the said Bill is making a new or an amended Bill in which case 
the first is of course withdrawn and consequently all proceedings thereon 
Dropt and a new Process ought to be commenced the Contrary of which 
appears to have been the case here. 

Fourthly for that the Bill being preferred for the delivery of a Chest 
which Chest was by the person sent down by the Defendants delivered into 
Court the Purport of the Bill was complyed with. 

Fifthly for that the Person appointed by the Defendants to deliver the 
said Chest having offered in behalf of the said Defendants to make appear by 



62 Records of Fort St. George 

severall Creditable Witnesses that the Chest was broke open by the consent 
and in presence of the Complainant and that the said Complainant did take 
out those Particulars which tho mentioned in the List were not found on 
opening the Chest in Court the said Court ought to have permitted the cause 
to go on in the usual form. 

Sixthly for that the Schedule above mentioned is notoriously false many 
Articles being there alledged to be wanting in the said Chest which appear by 
the Certificate of the Examiner to have been found therein, Notwithstanding 
which the Court have given Judgement against the Defendant for the Value 
thereof. 

Seventhly for that the said Court have given Judgement for the Amount 
of the Complainants Schedule without ever offering him his Oath to the truth 
thereof or putting him to any other kind of proof thereof though the said 
Schedule appears evidently to be false for the reasons given in the Preceding 
Paragraph. 

For all which reasons this Court doth think fitt to Order and Decree and 
doth accordingly Order and Decree that the said Decree of the Honourable 
the Mayors Court be reversed and set aside. But, as it is so reversed only on 
account of the Errors and Irregularities therein Contained, that the Respon- 
dent may not thereby be deprived of any benefitts of his Suite, It is hereby 
further Ordered and Decreed that the Respondent be not disabled from re- 
commenceing his Suite in the Honourable the Mayors Court, And further 
that both Parties do pay their own Costs and Charges. 



Per Cur. 



Jn°. Savage, 
Clerk of the Court of Appeals. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 

Madras spatnam . 

July s^h. Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator 

1736. Francis Mendes of Madrass Attorney for Padre Fray Joan De St. Alberto of 
St. Thome, that Manapa Baker of and now being and resideing in Madrass 
haveing occasion for a summ of Money applyed himself to the said Padre Fray 
Joan De St. Alberto, requesting the Loan, whereupon he lent the said Manapa 
the summ of one hundred Pagodas Current of Madrass, which is in sterling 
money of Great Britain allowing eight shillings per Pagoda the summ of 
forty pounds, for secureing the repayment of such money then lent, the said 
Manapa did make and sign one Cad j an Note or Writeing bearing date the 
first day of September, which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Thirty three thereby obligeing himself to repay the said 
money on demand and Interest thereon after the rate of thirty fanams per 
month for each hundred Pagodas, which will fully appear by the Original 
Bond now in Your Orators Custody and ready to be produced, as this Honour- 
able Court shall direct, and Translate thereof hereto annexed, And Your 
Orator shews that he has frequently applyed himself to the said Manapa 
requesting him to pay the Principal and Interest due on the said Bond, But 
now so it is May it please this Honourable Court the said Manapa absolutely 
refuses to fullfill his just Engagements. 

David Forbes. 
Ait. for the Complainant. 



Pleadings in the Mayors Court, 1736 63 



Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

hollond goddard esq r ., mayor, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward Michell, 

Aldermen. 

Thursday the 8th day of July Anno Domini 
1736 Between Francisco Mendes of Fort 
St. George Merchant and Attorney of 
Padre Fray Joan De St. Alberto Com- 
plainant and Manapa of the same place 
Baker Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of one Bond 
under the hand of the Defendant dated the 1st day of September A.D. 1733 
for secureing the repayment of the summ of One Hundred Pagodas and Inter- p a g«. 100 
est and the Defendant appearing in Court and acknowledging the Execution £ 80 
of said Bond and the Justness of the Plantiffs demand This Court doth 
therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly order and 
decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of one hundred 
Pagodas being the Principall money due on the aforesaid Bond together with 
such Interest as now is or may hereafter be due thereupon after the rate of 
ei^ht per cent per annum untill full payment be made together with his Costs 
of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton. 
Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madra s spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator July 6 th - 
Permaul Moodelare Merchant of Madrass That Manada and Mootapilla 1734. 
Bakers of and now being and resideing in Madrass, Haveing occasion for a 
summ of money applyed themselves to Your Orator requesting the Loan there- 
of whereupon your Orator did advance and lend unto the said Manada and 
Mootapilla the summ of Pagodas One Hundred Current of Madrass which is 
in sterling money allowing eight shillings per Pagoda the summ of forty 
pounds for secureing the repayment of such money then lent, the said Manada 
and Mootapilla did make and give to Your Orator one Cad j an Note or Write- 
ing under their hands bearing date the fourth day of August which was in 
the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Three thereby 
Obligeing themselves Conjunctly or severally to repay the said money on 
demand with the Interest on the same after the rate of nine per cent per 
annum during the Non payment thereof which will appear by the Original 
Cad j an now in Your Orators Custody and ready to be produced as this 
Honourable Court shall direct, and Translate thereof hereto annexed, and 
Your Orator shews that he has divers and sundry times in a friendly manner 
demanded payment of the Principal money contained in the said Bond, and 
Interest thereon since the date thereof But now so it is May it please this 
Honourable Court the said Manada and Mootapilla do absolutely refuse to 
perform their just Engagements to Your Orator. 

David Forbes. 
Att. for the Complainant. 



64 Records of Fort St. George 

Mayors Court of Thursday the 15th day of July A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam. Between Permaul Moodelare of Fort St. 

George Merchant Complainant and 
Manada and Mootapilla of the same 
place Bakers Defendants. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of One Bond 
under the hands of the Defendants dated the fourth day of August Anno 
Domini 1733 for Secureing the repayment of the summ of Pagodas One Hund- 
red and Interest and the Defendants appearing in Court and acknowledging 
the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs demand This 
Pag.s ioo Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
£ so". order and decree that the Defendants do pay unto the Plantiff the summ 

of One Hundred Pagodas being the Principal money due on the 
aforesaid Bond together with such' Interest as now is or may hereafter be due 
thereupon after the rate of eight per cent per annum untill full payment made 
on that the Defendants do pay the Costs of Suite. 



Per Cur. 



John Stratton, % 
Register. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

JcrsrE 18th. Humbly Complaining Sheweth to the Honourable Court Your Orator 
1736. Charles Christian Mariner of Madrass That Henry Cleave Mariner late Com- 
mander of the ship Lyell by divers and sundry dealings and Transactions 
betwixt them stand indebted to Your Orator as by an Account Current hereto 
Annexed the summ of Pagodas Four thousand seven hundred and seven which 
is in sterling money of Great Britain allowing eight shillings per Pagoda the 
summ of One Thousand Forty six pounds as also Your Orator shews that his 
Attorney Mr. John Stratton Mercha[n]t of Fort St. George has paid in at two 
severall payments to the Hands of Messrs. Fenwicke Golightly and John 
Savage Merchants of Fort St. George as lawful Attorneys to the said Henry 
Cleave the summ of Pagodas four hundred fifty nine fifteen f anams and Thirty 
Nine Cash Current of Madrass which is in sterling money of Great Britain 
allowing eight shillings per Pagoda the summ of One Hundred and twc 
pounds or thereabouts. Yet Notwithstanding whereof the said Messrs. 
Golightly and Savage haveing most wrongfully sued Your Orator in this 
Honourable Court for the ballance as they pretend of a Eespondentia Bond, 
which they alledge is due by Your Orator to their Constituent Henry Cleave 
and do absolutely refuse to deliver up the said Respondentia Bond or come 
to settle and adjust accounts and pay the ballance what is due by the said 
Henry Cleave to Your Orator. To the End therefore that the said Fenwicke 
Golightly and John Savage may upon their corporal Oaths true and perfect 
answer make to all and every the matters aforesaid as fully truely and Effec- 
tually to all Intents and Purposes as if the same were here again repeated and 
Interrogated and be decreed to settle and adjust accounts betwixt Your Ora- 
tor and the said Henry Cleave as also to deliver up the Respondentia Bond 
now in their hands and to pay in the Ballance of the Account as shall appear 
to be due to Your Orator And that Your Orator may have such further and 
other relief touching the Premises as shall be agreeable to Equity and good 
Conscience May it therefore please this Honourable Court to cause the said 
Messrs. Fenwicke Golightly and John Savage to be summoned and required 
by the Sheril of Fort St. George Town of Madrasspatnam and districts 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 65 

thereof Personally to be and appear before this Honourable Court on a certain 
day to be by this Honourable Court appointed then and there to answer the 
Premisses and farther to stand and abide to such Order and Decree as to 
this Honourable Court shall seem meet. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Complainant. 

Captain Henry Cleave. 

DR. 

To the use of my Vessell and Damaging her 1830 

To a Note sent you July 11th 1733 79 

To Cutting of a Mast Sixty foot long 40 

To two Europe Tackle falls 8 

To two Europe Tackle Blocks 4 

To Seven Sparrs ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 

To One piece of Timber for a Mast ... ... ... 10 



Tecalls 



Which makes Madrass Pagodas 

To false Imprisonment and Loss of Voyage 



Errors Excepted. 
Per Charles Christian. 



... 1944 







707 
4000 


Pags. ... 


4707 



The Joint and Several Demurer of Fenwicke Golightly and John Savage j nNE 
Merchants of Madrass Defendants to the Bill of Complaint of Charles 29th, 1736. 
Christian of the same place Complainant. 

The said Defendants by Protestation not Confessing or Acknowledging 
all or any of the matters or things in the said Complainants Bill of Complaint 
to be true in such manner and form as the same is therein and thereby Alledg- 
ed the said Defendants say and either of them saith That if the said Com- 
plainants Bill of Complaint (as ag[a]inst these Defendants or either of them) 
were true as the same is not Yet of the Complainants own shewing There is 
not any Cause or Colour of Cause therein contained why the said Complain- 
ant should complain against or sue these Defendants or either of them in this 
Honourable Court Neither is there any matter or thing Charged in the said 
Bill of Complaint against them these Defendants or either of them whereupon 
this Court can proceed to make any judiciall Order or Decree against them 
these Defendants or against either of them, For if it were true (as it is not) 
That Henry Cleave Mariner late Commander of the ship Lyell and the Com- 
plainant by divers and Sundry Dealings and Transactions betwixt them stood 
indebted the Complainant upon the Account and in the manner as by the Com- 
plainants said Bill of Complaint is set forth Yet doth the same in any wise 
relate to these Defendants or either of them Notwithstanding they are the 
Lawfull Attorneys of the said Henry Cleave and by means thereof have sued 
the Complainant on a Respondentia Bond for it appears by the Complainants 
own shewing that all the matters and things complained of by the Complain- 
ants said Bill of Complaint relate Personally to the said Henry Cleave. Yet 
notwithstanding the Complainant hath not made the said Henry Cleave a 
Party to the said Bill thereby in any wise to charge him for all which Causes 
and for that there is no other matte]- or thing charged in the said Bill of Com- 
plaint against these Defendants or against either of them And for that the 
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66 Records of Fort St. George 



said Bill of Complaint Containeth no matter of Equity against the Defen- 
dants or against either of them Therefore these Defendants and either of them 
doth demurr and abide upon the Insufficiency of the said Bill of Complaint 
and do and either of them doth humbly demand the Judgement of this 
Honourable Court whether they shall be enforced to make any other or fur- 
ther Answer thereunto and pray to be hence dismissed with their reasonable 
Costs and Charges in this behalf most wrongfully sustained. 



Granth 11 . Bird, 
Att. for the Defend ts . 



Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 



Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Hugh Naish, John Saunders, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward 

Michell, Aldermen. 

Thursday the 15th day of July A.D. 1736 
Between Charles Christian of Fort St. 
George Mariner Complainant & Fen- 
wicke Golightly and John Savage of said 
Place Merchants Defendants. 

This Cause comeing on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 
in presence of the Attorneys on both sides On hearing the Bill and Demurr 
read and argued and what was alledged on either side and due Consideration 
liad thereon This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth 
accordingly Order and Decree that the Complainants Bill do stand Dismissed 
out of this Court with Costs. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

July 15, Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

John Stratton of Fort St. George Merchant That Mootapilla Baker now being 
and resideing in Madrass Purchased of Your Orator Two Garse and three 
hundred and forty Mercalls and three eights of Suratt Wheat and for which 
he agreed to pay Your Orator at and after the rate of one hundred and thirty 
four Pagodas the Garse the whole amounting to the sunim of three hundred 
and eighty one Pag s . One fanam And Your Orator shews that the said summ 
was to be paid on or before the sixth day of November Anno Domini 1733 And 
in default thereof he was to pay at and after the rate of eight per cent per 
annum on the Summ remaining unpaid And Your Orator shews that he hath 
received at times the summ of Pagodas [lamina] in part satisfaction of the 
aforesaid Purchase so that there still remains due to Your Orator the summ 
of Pag s . [lacuna) Principal and Interest included as by an Account Current 
hereto annexed will more fully appear And Your Orator further shews that he 
hath oftentimes demanded payment of said ballances of and from the said 
Mootapilla but hitherto without Effect therefore prays a general relief touching 
the Premisses and that the said Mootapilla may be summoned. 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 67 



Mayors Court of Thursday the 15th day of July Auno Domini 

Madras spatnam. 1736 Between John Stratton of Fort 

St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Mootapilla of the same place Baker Defen- 
dant. 
Upon reading the Plantifi's Petition and also one Account Current made 
up by the Plaintiff the Ballance whereof appeared to be Pagodas [lacuna] 
remaining due to him from the Defendant the Defendant appearing in Court 
and acknowledging the Justness of the Plantifi's demand This Court doth 
therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree 
that the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of [lacuna] being the 
ballance remaining due on the aforesaid Account Current together with his 
Costs of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

The Humble Petition of Perpondee Raganagaloo 
Merchant of Madrass. 

Sheweth 

That by Virtue of a Decree of this Honourable Court bearing date the July 15?h. 
sixteenth day of November 1731 made in a Certain Cause wherein Charles 1736. 
Peers Esq 1 '. Sheriff of Fort St. George Town of Madrasspatnam and Districts 
thereof was Complainant and Your Petitioner was Defendant it was thereby 
(amongst other things) Ordered and Decreed that a Note in the said Decree 
mentioned should be delivered up to Your Petitioner on giving Bond with a 
sufficient security to refund such part of the summ of Pagodas 673 : 5 : 33 as 
might make him on an average with the several Creditors of Gooda Ancona 
who had obtained Judgements in this Court against him in case the Estate of 
the [said] Gooda Ancona should not be sufficient to satisfye the same And it 
was further Ordered that no Demand should be made thereof by any such 
Creditors before the 31st of March which should be in the year of Our Lord 
1734 Or after the Expiration of one year to be accounted from the said 31st 
of March unless good cause should be shewn to this Court to Encrease the time 
therein before limitted. 

That the said time is long since expired and no Creditors having appeared 
to make such demand as above mentioned Your Petitioner therefore prays th'. 
Honourable Court that his said Bond given for the Purposes in the said Deere, 
mentioned may be delivered up to him to be Cancelled And Your Petitioner 
shall ever Pray. 

Granth m . Bird 

Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r .. Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward Michell, 
Aldermen. 

Ex Parte Perponde Raganagaloo. 
Tuesday the 20th of July A.D. 1736. 

Upon the Humble Petition of the said Perpondee Raganagaloo this day 
preferred to this Court setting forth that by Vertue of a Decree of this Honour- 
able Court bearing date the 16th day of November A.D. 1733 made in a certain 
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68 Records of Fort St. George 

cause wherein Charles Peers Esq 1 '. Sheriff of Fort St. George Town of Madrass- 
patnam and districts thereof was Complainant and he the said Perpondee 
Raganagaloo Defendant it was thereby (among other things) ordered and 
Decreed that a Note in the said Decree mentioned should be delivered up to 
the said Perpondee Raganagaloo on his giving bond with a sufficient security 
to refund such part of the summ of Pagodas 675 :5 :33. as might make him on 
an average with the several Creditors of Gooda Ancona who had obtained 
Judgement in this Court against him In Case the Estate of the said Gooda 
Ancona should not be sufficient to satisfye the same, And further it was Ordered 
That no Demand should be made thereof by any such Creditors before the 31st 
March which should be in the year of Our Lord 1734 Or after one year to be 
accounted from the said 31st March unless good cause should be shewn to said 
Court to encrease the time therein before limitted. And further representing 
that the said time was long since expired and no Creditor appearing to make 
such demand as above mentioned Therefore prayed that the Bond given by 
him for the purposes in the said Decree mentioned might be delivered him up 
to be Cancelled. And upon Examination had of the Premisses, And the 
Attorneys of Charles Peers Esq r . appearing in Court and makeing no Objec- 
tions to the Prayer of said Petition This Court doth therefore think fitt to 
Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree That the Bond in 
said Petition mentioned be delivered up to the said Perpondee Raganagaloo 
to be Cancelled. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 
To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

Jttnh29* h . Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court That Your Orator 
1736. Gorgaram Merchant of Madrass That Chellumbrum Ramah now being and 
residing in Madrass having occasion for a summ of money applyed himself to 
Your Orator requesting the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did advance 
and lend to the said Chellumbrum Ramah the summ of Pagodas Thirty Current 
of Madrass which in sterling money allowing eight shillings per Pagoda the 
summ of twelve pounds for secureing repayment of such money then lent the 
said Chellumbrum Ramah did make and sign to Your Orator One Cad j an or 
Writeing under his hand, bearing date the first day of August which was in 
the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty One thereby 
promising to repay the said money in two months after the date of the said 
Bond with Interest after the rate of twelve per cent per annum during the 
Nonpayment of the same which will fully appear to this Honourable Court by 
the said Principal Cad j an now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced 
and Translate thereof hereto annexed And Your Orator further shews that 
the said Chellumbrum Ramah having a further occasion for money applied 
himself to Your Orator requesting the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator 
did advance and lend to the said Chellumbrum Ramah the sum of Pagodas One 
hundred which is in sterling money of Great Britain allowing eight shillings 
per Pagoda the summ of forty pounds for secureing repayment of which money 
the said Chellumbrum Ramah did make and give to Your Orator One Cad j an 
Note or Writeing bearing date the Eleventh day of December which was in 
the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred twenty three thereby pro- 
mising to repay the said money within the last day of February after the date 
of the said Note and Interest thereon after the rate of nine per cent per annum 
during the Nonpayment of the same and for further security of repayment of 
said money the said Chellumbrum Ramah did Mortgage his House in the Black 
Town that the same should be sold if the money was not paid and Interest 
thereon at the time aforesaid which will fully appear by the Original Cadjan 
now in Your Orators Custody and ready to be produced as this Honourable 



Pleadings in the Mayor s Court, 1736 69 

Court shall direct and Translate thereof hereto annexed and Your Orator 
shews that he has frequently applyed himself in a friendly manner to the said 
Chellumbrum Ramah requesting him to pay the Principal and Interest and 
discharge the Bonds aforesaid But now so it is May it please this Honourable 
Court the said Chellumbrum Ramah has not only at different times of the 
Principal and Interest the summ of one hundred and thirty hve Pagodas so 
that there remains by the Account Current hereto annexed of the Principal of 
two Bonds aforesaid and Interest thereon after the rate of eight per cent per 
annum the sixth day of April last when the said Account was made up the 
summ of Pagodas sixty four, sixteen fanams and thirty two Cash, and the 
said Chellumbrum Ramah now absolutely refuses to fullfi.ll his just Engage- 
ments to Your Orator. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Complain*. 
August the 1st 1721. 

I Chellumbrum Ramanah doe hereby acknowledge to have received and 
borrowed of Gongoram the summ of Thirty Pagodas at Interest at the rate of 
12 per cent per annum which I promise to pay Interest and Interest [sic] in 
two Months from this date. 

Signed and Wrote by 

Chellumbrum Ramanah. 

Witness 

Ragnavah Chittee. 
Veragew. 

Ralph Mansell, 

Examiner. 

December the 11th 1723. 

I Chellumbrum Ramanah do hereby acknowledge to have received of Gon- 
goram Rangojee the summ of one hundred Pagodas for the security of which 
I hereby Mortgage and make over unto the said Gongoram Rangojee a 
House and Ground in the Pedenaigues Petta in Bodees Street between the 
Houses of Moortee and Pilla Ramah and I bind myself to pay the said summ 
within the last of February with the Interest of nine per cent per annum and in 
case of failure in the payment the next day the House shall be sold to make 
satisfaction for the Principal and Interest. 

Signed 

Chellumbrum Ramanah . 

Witness 

Nairoo Veragew Chittee. 

sudamullne. 

Bond wrote by Ranavour Verage'w 

Ralph Mansell, 

Examiner. 

Mayors Court of 

Madras spatnam. Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r .. Mayor, 

Thomas Appelby and Edward Michell, 

Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 27th day of July Anno Domini 
1736 Between Gongoram of Fort St. George 
Merchant Complainant and Ramah ni the 
same place Peon Defendant. 



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Pags. Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cadjan 

£3<uai Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the first day of August A.D. 
1721 and also Translate of one other Cadjan Bond under the hand of the Defen- 
dant dated the 11th day of December A.D. 1723 and the Defendant having 
been several times summoned to appear to answer said Bill of Complaint but 
Wilfully and Obstinately refusing so to do and the Plaintiff appearing in 
Court and admitting to have received at times the summ of Pagodas 135 in 
part of the Principal and Interest due on the aforementioned Bonds This 
Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order 
and Decree That the Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of Seventy 
Seven Pagodas eighteen f anams and eight Cash being the Principal and Interest 
remaining due on the aforesaid Bonds together with his Costs of Suite. 



Per Cur. 



John Stratton, 

Register. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatn am . 

July 6 th - Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

1734. John Stratton Merchant of Madrass Administrator of all and singular the 
Goods and Chatties Rights and Creditts of Samuel Hyde late Merchant of 
Madrass deceased That Charles Gee late of Fort St. George deceased by a 
certain Note or Writeing under his Hand bearing date in Fort St. George the 
fifth day of June 1731 Thereby acknowledging himself to be indebted to the 
said Samuel Hyde in the summ of fifty nine Pagodas being the Ballance of an 
account between them as by the said Note or Writeing now in Your Orators 
Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear. 
And Your Orator shews that the said Charles Gee being dead as aforesaid 
Administration of all and Singular the Goods and Chatties Rights and Creditts 
of the said Charles Gee have been granted unto John Hammond and Mathew 
Empson Merchants of Madrass whereupon Your Orator applyed himself unto 
the said John Hammond and Mathew Empson requesting them to pay the said 
Moneys due on the said Note But now so it is May it please this Honourable 
Court that the said John Hammond and Mathew Empson refuse to give Your 
Orator any satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird. 
A tt. for the Complainant. 

sworn The Joint and Several answer of John Hammond and Mathew Empson 

before me tyfoy^hajitB of Fort St. Gorge Administrators of Charles Gee late of the said 

July 29th. pj ace Merchant Deceased Defendants to the Bill of Complaint of John 

173 Stratton of the same place Merchant Administrator of Samuel Hyde Deceased 

Hugh Naisb.. ^ i ■ 

Complainant. 

These Defendants saving and reserving to themselves now and at all times 
hereafter all and all manner of Benefitt and Advantage of Exception to the 
Errors and Imperfections in the said Bill contained for answer thereunto or 
unto so much thereof as these Defendants are advised doth materially concern 
them to make Answer unto these Defendants say that they are not either of 
them know not save only by the Complainants Bill of Complaint that the said 
Charles Gee (since deceased) was indebted unto the said Samuel Hyde also 
deceased in the summ of Fifty nine Pag s . by a Note under his hand in the said 
Bill also mentioned But if the said Charles Gee was so indebted they these 
Defendants humbly submitt it to the Judgment of this Honourable Court and 
shall abide by the Order thereof to pay the same since they doe acknowledge 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 71 

that they have sufficient assetts in their hands of the Deceased Charles Gee so 
to doe Therefore Humbly pray to be from hence Dismissed with their reasonable 
Costs in this behalf sustained. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Defendants. 

Mayors Court or 
Madras sp atnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby, Edward Michell and 
Edward Fowke, Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 3rd day of August Anno Domini 
1736 Between John Stratton of Fort 
St. George Merchant and Trustee to the 
Estate of Samuel Hyde Deceased Com- 
plainant and Messrs. Mathew Empson 
and John Hammond of said place Mer- 
chants and Administrators to the Estate 
of Charles Gee Deceased Defendants. 

This Cause coming on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 
in presence of the Parties and their Attorneys on both sides on hearing the Bill 
and answer and also one Note under the hand of Charles Gee Deceased for 
securing the repayment of the summ of Pagodas fifty nine and upon Exami- Pa s • 59 - 
nation had of the Matters in this Cause and what was alledged on either side £ st- 23:l2 ' 
and due Consideration thereon and the Plaintiff making Oath that it did not 
appear among the papers of Samuel Hyde Deceased in his possession That the 
whole or any part of the aforesaid summ had been discharged This Court doth 
therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree 
that the Defendants do pay unto the Plaintiff out of the Money in their hands 
belonging to the Estate of Charles Gee Deceased the summ of fifty nine Pago- 
das being in full of the aforesaid Note together with the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator 
Rana Chittee Merchant of Madrass That Cooty Palleattan Merchant of and 1736 
now being and resideing in Madrass having occasion for a summ of Monev 
applyed himself to Your Orator requesting the Loan thereof whereupon Your 
Orator did advance and lend to the said Cooty Palleattan the summ of Pagodas 
two hundred and fifty which is in Sterling money of Great Britain allowing 
eight shillings per Pagoda the summ of one hundred pounds for securing the 
repayment of such money then lent the said Cooty Palleattan did make°and 
give to Your Orator one Cadjan Note or Writeing under his hand bearing 
date the third day of July which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Twenty Nine thereby promising to repay the said monev 
011 demand with the Interest thereon after the rate of seven and a half per 
cent per annum which will fully appear by the Original Cadjan now in Your 
Orators Custody and ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall 
direct and Translate thereof hereto annexed. And Your Orator shews that 



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he has divers and sundry times applyed himself in a friendly manner to the 
said Cooty Palleattan requesting him to make payment and Satisfaction to 
Your Orator and he paid on the fourteenth day of June in the year of Our 
Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Pagodas One Hundred, and 
on the ninth day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty One he 
paid Pagodas One Hundred, so that there remains of Prnicipal Pagodas Fifty 
and Interest according to the tenour of the Bond. But so it is may it please 
• this Honourable Court the said Cooty Palleattan refuses to make payment of 
the Ballance of the Principal and Interest accrued on the Bond. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Complainant. 

July the 3d. 1729. 

I Cooty Palleattan Borrowed and Received of Ramah Chittee of Madrass 
the summ of two hundred and fifty Pagodas which I promise to pay on Demand 
with Interest after the rate of five eights per cent per Month. 

Signed 

Cooty Palleattan. 

Witnesses 

PUNCHAVERNUM RASHAPPA ChITTY. 
CONACA SUBA CHITTY. 

Bond drawn by Malla Muttah. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 3rd day of August Anno Domini 

Madras spatnam. 1736 Between Ramah Chittee of Fort 

St. George Merch*. Complainant and 
Cooty Pallattan of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

Upon Reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of one Cad j an 
Bond under the hand of the Defendant dated the 3d. day of July A.D. 1729 for 
securing the repayment of the summ of Pagodas 250 and Interest after the 
Pag*. 50 rate of *1\ per cent per annum and the Defendant appearing in Court and 
£ st. 20. acknowledgeing the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plantiffs 
Demand and the Pla[i]ntiff appearing also in Court and admitting to have 
received the summ of Pagodas two hundred in part of the Principal money 
due on said Bond This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree 
and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendant do pay to the 

Plaintiff the sum of fifty Pagodas being the Principal Money remaining due 
on the aforementioned Bond together with such Interest as now is or may 
hereafer be due thereupon after the rate of seven and a half per cent per 
annum untill full payment be made and that the Defendant do pay the Costs of 
Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton. 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam. 

Jply 15 Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

1736. ' Kettee Gruapah of Madrass That Gruah Pendaram late Merchant of Madrass 

Deceased in his Life time having occasion for a summ of money applyed himself 

to Your Orator for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did advance and 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 73 

lend unto the said Gruah Pendaram the summ of twenty four Pagodas which 
in sterling money of Great Britain after the rate of eight shillings per Pagoda 
amounts unto the summ of nine pounds twelve shillings for securing the repay- 
ment whereof he the said Gruah Pendarum did make sign and execute a certain 
Writeing or Mortgage under his hand bearing date in Fort St. George the 
twenty Seventh day of May A.D. 1734 In consideration of the said summ of 
twenty four pagodas to him paid by Your Orator did thereby Mortgage assign 
and make over unto Your Orator all that House and ground scituate in the 
Mooteal Petta in Rama Chittee Street between the Houses of Teaga Pendaram 
and Gooda Vencateeputtee contained in length 65 feet and in breadth 36 feet 
be the same more or less to Hold unto Your Orator his Heirs and Assigns for 
ever subject to a Proviso for making void thereof on payment unto Your 
Orator his Heirs or Assigns the sum of twenty four Pagodas with Interest 
after the rate of eight per cent per annum on or before two years from the 
date thereof as by the said recited Writeing or Mortgage now in Your Orators 
Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear. 
And Your Orator shews that the said Gruah Pendarum being dead as aforesaid 
left his son Verana his Sole heir who immediately after his fathers death 
possessed himself of all his Estates and Effects Sufficient to pay his debts with 
a considerable Overplus Whereupon Your Orator applyed himself unto the said 
Verana requesting him to pay the Principal and Interest due on the said 
Mortgage But now so it is may it please this Honourable Court That the said 
Verana refuses to give Your Orator any satisfaction in the Premises. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Complainant. 



Mayors Court of Tuesday the 3d day of August A.D. 1736 

Madras spatn am. Between Kettee Gruapah of Fort St. 

George Merchant Complainant and Ver- 
ana of the same place Merchant Defen- 
dant. 

Upon Reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of One deed of 
Assignment under the hand of Gruah Panderum Deceased (the Defendants 
father) dated the 27th day of May A.D. 1734 for secureing the repayment of 
the summ of Pagodas Twenty four and Interest and the Defendant having 
been several times summoned to appear to answer said Bill of Complaint but £*C*9:ik. 
wilfully and obstinately refusing so to do and the Plaintiff having made due 
proof of said debt to the satisfaction of the Court This Court doth therefore 
think fit to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the 
Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of twenty four pagodas being 
the Principal money due on said Bond of Assignment together with such Interest- 
as now is or may hereafter be due thereon after the rate of eight per cent per 
annum untill full payment be made and in default thereof on or before the 
expiration of 14 Days that the Mortgaged Premisses be sold and the money 
ariseing by such sale paid to the Plaintiff in and towards the discharge of the 
Principal and Interest due as aforesaid and that the Defendant do pay the 
Costs of this Suite. 



Per Cur. 



John Stratton, 

Register. 



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74 Records of Fort St. George 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

The Humble Petition of Somerajue Merchant of Madrass Sheweth 

That in and by a certain Decree of this Court bearing date Fryday the 
third day of December A.D. 1731 made in a Cause wherein Charles Peers Esq r . 
the then Sheriff of Fort St. George Town of Madrasspatnam and the Districts 
thereof was Complainant and Your Petitioner was Defendant It was (amongst 
other things) Ordered and Decreed that the Notes in question be delivered up 
to Your Petitioner On his giving Bond with one sufficient security to refund 
such part of the Summ of Pagodas 1230 :3 :73. as might make him on an 
average with the severall Creditors of Gooda Ancona therein named who had 
obtained Judgement against Gooda Ancona in this Court in case the Estate of 
the said Gooda Ancona should not be sufficient to satisfye the same And it 
was further Ordered that no demand should be made thereof by any such Cre- 
ditors before the 31st day of March which should be in the year of Our 
Lord 1734 or after the expiration of one Year to be accounted from the said 
31st of March unless good cause be shewn to this Court to encrease the time 
therein limitted. 

That no Creditor hath yet appeared in this Court to make such claim as by 
the said Decree is provided. Your Petitioner therefore humbly Prays this 
Honourable Court that the Bond given by him pursuant to the said Decree for 
the Purposes within mentioned May be delivered up to him to be cancelled And 
Your Petitioner shal ever pray &c. 



Granth m . Bird. 



Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam . 



Present 



Holland Goddard Esq*., Mayor, 

Thomas Appelby & Edward Michell, 

Aldermen . 

Ex Parte Somerajue 

Tuesday the 10th day of August A.D. 1736. 

Upon reading the Humble Petition of the said Somerajue this day pre- 
ferred to this Court setting forth that by Vertue of a Decree of this Honour- 
able Court bearing date the 3d day of December A.D. 1731 made in a certain 
Cause wherein Charles Peers Esq r . the then Sheriff of Fort St. George Town 
of Madrasspatnam and Districts thereof was Complainant and he the said 
Somerajue Defendant It was thereby (amongst other th[i]ngs) Ordered and 
Decreed that the Notes in the said Decree mentioned should be delivered up 
to the said Somerajue on his giving Bond with one sufficient security to refund 
such part of the summ of Pag s . 1230 :3 :73. as might make him on an average 
with the severall Creditors of Gooda Ancona who had obtained Judgements 
against him in this Court In case the Estate of the said Gooda Ancona should 
not be sufficient to satisfye the same And further it was Ordered that no demand 
should be made thereof by any such Creditor before the 31st of March which 
should be in the year of Our Lord 1734 or after the Expiration of one year to 
be accounted from the said 31st of March unless good cause was shewn to this 
Court to Encrease the time therein before limitted And the said Somerajou 
further representing that the said time was long since expired and no Creditor 
appearing to make such demand as above mentioned therefore prayed that the 
said Bond given by him for the Purposes in the said Decree mentioned might 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 75 

be delivered him up to be cancelled And upon Examination bad of tbe Pre- 
misses and the Attorneys of the said Charles Peers appearing in Court and 
having no Objections to make to the Prayer of said Petition This Court doth 
therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree 
that the Bond in the aforementioned Petition be delivered up to the said 
Somerajou to be cancelled. 

Per Cub 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

The Humble Petition of Mudula Numshievia 
Merchant of Madrass. 

Sheweth 

That in and by a certain Decree of this Court bearing date Tuesday the 
16th day of November A.D. 1731 made in a Cause wherein Charles Peers Esq r . 
the then Sheriff of Fort St. George Town of Madrasspatnam and the Districts 
was Complainant and Your Petitioner was Defendant It was Ordered and 
Decreed that your Petitioner do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of Pagodas 
1662 :15 :21. (being the amount of a Judgement obtained by the Defendant in 
this Court against Gooda Ancona) for sundry parcells of Grain and Money 
by him illegally taken from the Defendant makes the summ of Pagodas 
3097 :28 :64. the Principal and Interest due on the Note in question And it 
was further Ordered that the said Note be delivered up to the Defendant on 
his giving Bond with a sufficient security to refund such part of the said summ 
of Pagodas 1435 :13 :45. as might make him on an average with the severall 
Creditors of the said Gooda Ancona who had obtained Judgement in this Court 
against him in case the Estate of the said Gooda Ancona should not be suffici- 
ent to satisfye the same And it was further Ordered That no Demand should 
be made thereof by any such Creditors before the 31st of March which should 
be in the year of Our Lord 1734 or after the expiration of one year to be 
accounted from the said 31st of March unless good cause be shewn to this Court 
to encrease the time therein before limitted that no Creditor hath yet appeared 
in this Court to make such claim as by the said decree is Provided. Your 
Petitioner therefore humbly prays this Honourable Court that the Bond given 
by him pursuant to the said Decree for the Purposes therein mentioned may 
be delivered up to him to be cancelled. And your Petitioner shall ever pray. 



Granth m . Bird. 
Mayors Court of Ex parte Mudula Numshivia. 
Madrasspatnam. Tuesday the 10th day of August A.D. 1736. 

Upon the humble Petition of the said Mudula Numshivia this day pre- 
ferred to this Court setting forth by Virtue of a Decree of this Honourable 
Court bearing Date the 16th day of November A.D. 1731 made in a certain 
Cause wherein Charles Peers Esq r . the then Sheriff of Fort St. George Town 
of Madrasspatnam and Districts thereof was Complainant and he the said 
Mudula Numshiviah Defendant It was thereby (among other things) Ordered 
and Decreed that the Bond in the said Deeree mentioned should be delivered 
up to the said Mudula Numsheviah to be cancelled on his giving Bond with 
one sufficient security to refund such part of the summ of Pagodas 1435 :13 :43. 
as might make him on an average with the Several Creditors of Gooda Ancona 
who had obtained Judgement against him in this Court in case the Estate of 
the said Gooda Ancona should not be sufficient to satisfye their whole demands 
And it was further ordered that no Demand should be made thereof by any 

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such Creditor before the 31st. day of March which should be in the year of 
Our Lord 1734 or after the expiration of one year to be accounted from the 
said 31st day of March unless good cause was shewn to this Court to encrease 
the time therein before limitted. And the said Mudula Numsheviah further 
representing that the said time was long since expired and no Creditor 
appearing to make such demand as by the said decree was provided. There- 
fore prayed that the Bond given by him pursuant to the said Decree for the 
Purposes therein mentioned might be delivered up to him to be cancelled. 
And upon Examination had of the Premises And the Attorneys of the said 
Charles Peers appearing in Court and having no objections to the Prayer of 
said Petition This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and 
doth accordingly Order and Decree That the Bond in the abovesaid Petition 
mentioned be delivered up to the said Mudula Numsheviah to be Cancelled. 

Per Cur 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

Mat 25th Humbly Complaining sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

1736. Abraham Solomons Merchant of Madrass That Gendoveddee Vencate Ramadu 
Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass being indebted unto Your 
Orator in the summ of Five Hundred and Seventeen Pagodas Twelve fanams 
Current of Madrass for secureing the repayment whereof did assign and 
make over unto Your Orator a Certain Writeing or Bill of Sale under the 
Hand of Deveroy Moodelare Merchant of Madrass bearing date the eighth 
day of March 1734-5 whereby the said Deveroy Moodelare in Consideration 
of six hundred Pagodas mentioned to be paid him by the said Gendoveddee 
Vencate Ramadu did mortgage sell assign and sett over unto the said Gendo- 
veddee Vencate Ramadu all that House and ground with the appurtenances 
thereto belonging scituate in the Petta Naigues Petta in Deveroy Street between 
the houses of Cottee and Damiah containing in length 144 feet and in breadth 
86 feet To hold unto the said Gondeveddee Vencate Ramadu his Heirs and 
assigns for ever subject to a Proviso for making void thereof on payment of 
the summ of six hundred Pagodas with Interest after the rate of eight per 
cent per annum on or before the expiration of one year from the date thereof 
as by the said Writeing or Bill of Sale now in Your Orators Custody ready 
to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear. And Your 
Orator shews that he has frequently applyed unto the said Deceroy Moodelare 
requesting him to pay the said Principal Money and Interest due on the said 
Mortgage or at least so much thereof as is justly due and oweing to Your Ora- 
tor. But now so it is may it please this Honourable Court that the said 
Deveroy Moodelare refuses to give Your Orator any satisfaction in the Pre- 
misses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Complainant. 



Mayors Court of Tuesday the 10th day of August A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam. Between Abraham Solomons of Fort St. 

George Merchant Complainant and Deve- 
roy Moodelare of the same place Mer- 
chant Defendant. 

p» ,600. Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also Translate of One Cad j an 

s'tlW Bond or Deed of Assignment under the hand of the Defendant dated the 8th 

day of March A.D. 1734-5 for secureing the repayment of the summ of Pag s . 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 77 



600 to Gendoveddee Vencattee Ramadu and the Defendant having been 
several times summoned to appear to answer said Bill of Complaint but wil- 
fully and obstinately refusing so to do This Court doth therefore think fitt to 
Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendant 
do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of six hundred Pagodas being the Prin- 
cipal Money due on the aforementioned Bond of Security together with such 
Interest as now is or may hereafter be due thereon after the rate of eight per 
cent per annum and in default of p[a]yment on or before the expiration of 14 
days That the mortgaged Premisses be sold and the Money ariseing by such 
sale paid to the Pla[i]ntiff in and towards the discharge of the aforesaid Debt 
and the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cub 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras sp atnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orators ™^ 
Fenwicke Golightly and John Savage Merchants of Fort St. George the law- 
ful Attorneys and for and on the behalf of Henry Cleave late of this same 
place Merchant That Charles Christian of the same place Mariner by Bond 
or Writeing under his hand and Seal bearing date in Fort St. George the first 
day of July 1732 thereby acknowledged to have received of the said Henry 
Cleave the summ of five hundred pagodas Current of Madrass which summ 
was to run as Respondentia on the ship Lyell the said Henry Cleave Com- 
mander from this port of Madrass to the port of Siam and back again at the 
rate of sixteen per cent the whole Principal and Respondentia amounting to 
five hundred and eighty pagodas which summ he thereby obliged himself his 
heirs or assigns to pay or cause to be paid unto the said Henry Cleave his 
heirs or assigns at or before twenty one days after the safe arrival of the said 
ship at the port of Madrass But in case of the said ship not returning in one 
season then the Principal to run at the rate of ten per cent per annum after 
the Expiration of twelve months from the date thereof as by the said Bond 
or Writeing now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this 
Honourable Court shall direct will appear. And Your Orator shews that the 
said Charles Christian having paid at two several times towards discharging 
the said Bond the summ of four hundred fifty nine pagodas fifteen fanams and 
thirty nine Cash hath reduced the Principal money and Interest due on the said 
Bond the first of June 1736 unto the summ of two hundred twenty eight 
pagodas ten fanams and twenty four Cash which in sterling money of Great 
Britain after the rate of eight shillings per pagoda amounts unto the summ 
of ninety one pounds six shillings or thereabouts which said moneys he the 
said Henry Cleave as also Your Orators have frequently requested the said 
Charles Christian to pay and Discharge But now so it is may it please this 
Honourable Court that he the said Charles Christian refuses to give Your 
Orators any satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird. 
Att. for the Complainants. 

Then Answer of Charles Christian Mariner Jur. in Cur, 
of Madrass Defendant to the Bill of June 18, 
Complaint of Fenwicke Golightly and 1736. 
John Savage of Fort St. George Mer- 
chants Complainants. 
This Defendant saving to himself now and at all times hereafter all and 
all manner of Benefit and advantage of Exception to the Errors and Imper- 
fections in the said Bill Contained for answer thereinto or unto so much 



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thereof as this Defendant is advised doth materially concern him to 
make answer unto This Defendant saith that he admits he did sign and 
execute a Bond to Henry Cleave for Pagodas five hundred bearing date and 
of the tenour as specified in the Complainants Bill of Complaint But this 
Defendant absolutely denys that he stands indebted to the said Henry Cleave 
or to his lawf ull Attorneys on the said account any summ or summs of money 
by any manner of ways or means whatsoever the Contrary whereof will be 
made appear to this Honourable Court. This Defendant farther saith that- 
some time after his arrival at Siam Captain Henry Cleave thought fitt to dis- 
charge him from the service he then served in, being Chief mate of the ship 
called the Lyell, which is a thing very unprecedented and hardly to be 
accounted for to discharge any of His Majesty's subjects in a Foreign Country 
except very good cause can be shewn there for which never was alledged 
against this Defendant. Upon this Defendants being turned out of Bread 
and in a Foreign Country he was obliged to attempt some way of Living in- 
order thereto he built a vessell for himself and after the said vessell was 
finished Captain Cleaves Malice prevailed so farr as to make a Complaint 
against him this Defendant on account of the Respondentia Bond aforesaid 
alledging the said Bond was payable at Siam On which this Defendant was 
put in Prison and there Confined for three days and was obliged before his 
Liberation out of Prison to find Bail to stand tryal, by which means this 
Defendant was forced to stay at Siam for upwards of Twoe Months 'and could 
not have opportunity to fitt his vessell for this place, he being hourly obliged 
to attend the Judge of that place But when the season was over that no ship 
could come here then the Bail Bond was delivered up to this Defendants 
Bondsman by which means and no other this Defendant lost the opportunity 
of bringing or sending his vessell to this port of Madrass thereby has sus- 
tained great damages. Upon Captain Cleaves vessell oversetting in the river 
of Siam, the said Captain requested of this Defendant that he might have 
the use of his vessell in order to unload the ship Lyell, and that he the said 
Captain Cleave would pay what was reasonable for the time he should have 
occasion for this Defendants vessell and also obliged himself to pay what 
damage the said vessell should sustain by such service on which this Defen- 
dant allowed the said Captain Cleave the use of his vessell in whose services 
she continued for twenty days or thereabouts and sustained a great deal of 
damage thereby, upon the gentlemen of Madrass who were freighters and 
owners of the said ship Lyell having wrote and desired that this Defendant 
should bring over the said ship with her cargo here, he readyly complyed 
there with and left his own vessell in charge with Captain Irving who was 
then at Siam in order to bring her to this place. Soon after this Defendants 
arrivall with the said ship the Complainant made a demand of the Respon- 
dentia Bond aforesaid to which this Defendant answered that they being the 
lawfull Attorneys of Henry Cleave that he expected a good deal of money 
from them seeing he this Defendant was turned out of Bread at Siam with- 
out a Cause and also wrongfully Imprisoned and being detained two months 
at Siam, and the use of his vessell to Captain Cleaves service and the damages 
he sustained in not having his vessell fitted to come to this place as aforesaid 
as also for other Accounts disbursed by this Defendant by order of the said 
Henry Cleave. But the Complainants still persisted to prosecute this Defen- 
dant in terms of law Notwithstanding of his just demands on their Consti- 
tuent, to prevent which this Defendant well knowing that it would take up 
some time before the same could come to a Conclusion before this Honourable 
Court and also this Defendant not having Witnesses then here to prove the 
several facts before sett forth, and this Defenda[n]t being obliged to perform 
another voyage speedily it was mutually agreed upon betwixt the Complain- 
ants and this Defendant that this Defendant should give a farther security 
for payment of the said Respondentia Bond on his ship he left with Captain 
Irving, and for the reasons aforesaid and no other did this Defendant grant 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 79 

the further security, which now lyes in the hands of Mr. John Stratton Mer- 
chant of Fort St. George with whom this Defendant left a letter of Attorney 
for his other affairs and this Defendant further saith that although he [ojften 
told the said Mr. John Stratton how much the said Captain Cleave was 
indebted to him this Defendant for the reasons aforesaid yet notwithstanding 
whereof the said Mr. John Stratton has paid to the Complainants as Attor- 
neys to the said Captain Cleave at two several times the summ of pagodas four 
hundred and fifty nine fifteen fanams and thirty nine Cash Current of 
Madrass which this Defendant humbly conceives they ought to refund as also 
the Ballance due by the said Captain Henry Cleave (seeing they are his law- 
ful attorneys) to this Defendant and this Defendant admits that Captain 
Cleave demanded the money as aforesaid at. Siam and no where else and also 
admits that the Complainants demanded the said money also since his arrival 
from his last voyage. All which matters and things this Defendant is ready 
to averr, Maintain, and prove as this Honourable Court shall award and 
humbly prays to be hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs in this behalf 
most wrongfully sustained. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

Charles Christian. 

The Replication of Fenwicke Golightly 
and John Savage Merchants of Fort St. 
George Complainants to the Answer of 
Charles Christian of the same place 
Mariner, Defendant. 

The said Replyants saving to themselves all advantage of Execution to JuLY 6 
the Insufficiencys, Untruths and Incertaintys of the Defendants answer for 17 36. ' 
Replycation thereunto saith That all and singular the matters and things in 
the Replyants said Bill contained are true as the same are therein alledged and 
that the answer of the said Defendant to the said Bill is very untrue 
imperfect and insufficient to be replyed unto For that these Replyants say 
that they know nothing of their own knowledge of the Defendants being dis- 
charged from the ship he belonged to in a Foreign Country But if he was 
they have been well informed and doubt not (if need be) to prove he hath 
received full satisfaction as well for that as for the Loan of his vessell he 
built afterwards according to his own Option and agreement and as for the 
said Defendants being Imprisoned although these Replyants know nothing 
thereof of their own knowledge but have also been well Informed That the 
Defendant was justly Imprisoned by means of his deviateing or about to devi- 
ate from the tenour of the said Respondentia Bond which made the same 
payable at Siam or place where such deviation was made But if anything were 
due to the Defendant on that account (as there is not) the Defendant has not 
thought fitt to charge (much less to swear to) such Damage and these Reply- 
ants say that they admit that the Defendant did make an assignment of the 
Equity of Redemption of his vessell as a security for the Moneys due on the 
said Respondentia Bond since the said pretended damage by his answer men- 
tioned. But the said security these Replyants look upon to be verv indiffer- 
ent and at besfe but very precarious but if 'it were otherwise they humbly hope 
and insist they are not obliged to stay to see the event of the same And these 
Replyants deny the said security ever lay in the hands of Mr. John Stratton 
any longer than the makeing and executing thereof. All which these Reply- 
ants are ready to averr, maintain and prove as this Honourable Court shall 
award and humbly pray as in and by their said Bill they have already Praved. 

Granth m . Bird, 
A tt. for the Replyants. 



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The Rejoinder of Charles Christian Defen- 
dant to the Replycation of Fenwicke 
Golightly and John Savage of Fort St. 
George Merchants Complainants. 

July 15, The said Defendant now and at all times hereafter saving and reserving 

1736. to himself all and all manner of Benefitt and advantage of Exception to the 
uncertainty and Insufficiency of the said Replication, saith that the Defend- 
ants said answer is certain true and sufficient in the Law to be relyed into, 
and he also saith as in and by his said Answer he has already said and does 
and will averr and Maintain all and every thing and things therein to be 
true and certain in such manner and form as they and every of them are 
therein alledged and Expressed. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

Interrogatory to be administered to John Powney on the 
part of Charles Christian. 

If Captain Henry Cleave did not demand payment of Charles Christian 
for a Respondentia Bond in Siam when the said Bond was payable only in 
Madrass which said Bond Mr. Powney is Witness to And that the said Charles 
Christian denyed to pay the said Bond of Five hundred pagodas to the said 
Captain Cleave in Siam saying that he had not signed any Bond or Writeing 
payable in Siam, but he did sign a Respondentia Bond of five hundred pago- 
das to the said Captain Cleave payable in Madrass and he would discharge 
the said Bond in Madrass and no other were. 

John Powney to the above Interrogatory. 

Deposeth that Captain Cleave when at Siam did demand payment of the 
Bond in dispute of Charles Christian, which he refused to discharge alledg- 
ing that he had not signed the same, but if there was any Money due thereon 
the same belonged to Mr. Turner at Madrass at which place he the said 
Charles Christian said he would discharge it, and more he saith not. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 10th day of August A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam. Between Fenwicke Golightly and John 

Savage of Fort St. George Merchants and 
Attorneys of Henry Cleave Complainants 
and Charles Christian of the same place 
Mariner Defendant. 

This cause coming on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 
in presence of the Attorneys on both sides, On hearing the Bill, Answer, 
Replycation and Rejoynder and also the Interrogatory and Deposition of John 
Powney Jun r . on the part of the Defendant and also one Bond at Responden- 
tia under the hand of the Defendant dated July 1st A.D. 1732 and the Defen- 
dant appearing in Court and acknowledging the Execution thereof This 
Court doth therefore Order that the Register do take an account when the 
Principal and Respondentia became due on said Bond and allow Interest 
thereon after the rate of ten per cent per annum Agreeable to the tenour 
thereof And its further Ordered That the Register do also give the Defendant 
Credit for the several sums paid the Plaintiffs in part satisfaction of said 
Bond And that such account as soon as settled and stated be laid before this 
Court when such further Order will be made as shall appear to be Just. 



Per Cur. 



John Stratton, 

Register* 



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1736—11 



82 Records of Fort St. George 

Between Fenwicke Golightly and John 
Savage Plantiffs against Charles Chris- 
tian Defendant. 

In Pursuance of an Order of Referrence made in this Cause the 10th 
Instant I have taken and stated the accounts between the Complainants and 
Defendant and do find that the Defendant is indebted to the Complainants 
in the summ of Pagodas two hundred and twenty nine six fanams and twenty 
four Cash all which I certifye and submitt to the Judgement of this Honour- 
able Court. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 
Mayors Court of 

Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq. h , Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward Michell, 
Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 17th day of August Anno 
Domini 1736 Between Fenwicke Golightly 
and John Savage of Fort St. George 
Merchants and Attorneys of Henry 
Cleave Complainants and Charles Chris- 
tian of the same place Mariner Defen- 
dant. 

Pagi.299: 6 : This Cause coming on again this day to be heard and Debated before this 
f(** 91 u Court in presence of the Attorneys on both sides On hearing the Proceedings 
i : had in this cause and also one Bond at Respondentia under the hand of 

the Defendant dated the first July A.D. 1732 and also an Order made the 
10th Instant and also the Registers report and account stated pursuant thereto 
read and what was alledged on either side and due Consideration thereon 
This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
Order and Decree that the Defendants do pay unto the Plaintiffs the summ of 
Pagodas Two Hundred and Twenty Nine six fanams and Twenty Four Cash 
being the Ballance remaining due to Henry Cleave on the aforesaid Bond at 
Respondentia together with his Costs of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

Court of Appeals at Between Charles Christian of Fort St. 

Madras spatnam. George Mariner Appellant and Fen- 

wicke Golightly and John Savage of said 
Place Merchants (the lawful Attorneys 
for and on the behalf of Henry Cleave of 
the same Place Mariner) Respondents. 

This Cause coming this fourth day of September Anno Domini 1736 to 
be heard and Debated before this Court by the Parties on both sides and their 
Attorneys, upon reading the Appellants Petition, the Answer of the Respon- 
dent, and the several Exhibits produced on hearing the said cause in the 
Honourable the Mayors Court together with the Cross Bill and Demurrer 
and the Decree of the Honourable the Mayors Court driven thereon on Thurs- 
day the 15th day of July A.D. 1736 as also the other Decree of the said Court 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 



in this Cause given on Tuesday the 17th day of August A.D. 1736 whereby 
the Appellant was decreed to pay to the Respondents Pagodas 229 : 6 : 24 for 
which last mentioned Decree the Appellant prays to be relieved, and upon due 
consideration had of the matters therein severally contained, and of the argu- 
ments made use of on both sides This Court doth think fitt to Order and 
Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the aforementioned Decree 
of the Honourable the Mayors Court given on Tuesday the 17th day of August 
A.D. 1736, do stand confirmed and that the Appellants Petition be dismissed 
with Costs. 



Per Cur 



John Savage, 
Cllc. of the Court of Appeals. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator June 18, 
Chasee Chittee Adiapah of Madrass, That Nalavan Son to Muttalue Chittee 1736. 
and Vencatashe Son to Pulleapah Chittee Merchants of and now being and 
resideing in Madrass having occasion for a summ of money applyed them- 
iselves to Your Orator requesting the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did 
advance and lend to the said Nalavan and Vencatashe Chittys the summ of 
Pagodas Thirty Three Current of Madrass which is in sterling money allow- 
ing eight shillings per pagoda the summ of thirteen pounds or thereabouts, 
and for securing the repayment of such money then lent the said Nallavan 
and Vencatashe did make and give to Your Orator one Cad j an Note or Write- 
ing under their hands bearing date the nineteenth day of September which 
-was in the year of Our Lord 1728 Thereby promissing to repay the said 
Money on demand with Interest after the rate of nine per cent per annum 
which will fully appear by the Original Bond now in Your Orators Custody 
and ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct and translate 
thereof hereto annexed, And Your Orator shews that he has frequently in a 
friendly manner applyed himself to the said Nallavan and Vencatashe 
requesting them to pay the Principal money contained in the said Bond and 
Interest accured thereon since the date thereof. But now so it is may it please 
this Honourable Court the said Nallavan and Vencatashe having postponed 
Your Orator from time to time and now Absolutely refuse to perform their just 
Engagements to Your Orator. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Complainant. 

September the 19th. 1728. 

We Nallavan son of Mootalue Chittee and Vencatasia son of Pullepah 
Chittee do give this Bond to Cashava Chittee Adiapah for the summ of Thirty 
Three Pagodas which we have borrowed and received of him and jointly and 
separately Oblige ourselves to pay the same with the Interest of nine per cent 
per annum on Demand. 

(Signed) 

Nallavan. 
Bond wrote by Pyamoor Arsapah. 



Ralph Mansell, 

Examiner, 



Witness 
Aumoor Mootallnaigue. 
vlttchoor chillapilla. 
1736 — 11-A 



84 Records of Fort St. George 



Mayors Court of 
Madrasspatnam. 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq b ., Mayor, 
Thomas Appelby and Edward Michell, 
Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 17th day of August A.D. 1736 
Between Cashee Chittee Adeapah of 
Fort St. George Merchant Complainant 
and Nallavan and Vencatash of the same 
place Merchants Defts. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of One Cad j an 
Bond under the hands of the Defendants dated the nineteenth day of Septem- 
ber A.D. 1728 for securing the repayment of the summ of Pag s . 33 and 
Interest and the Defendant Nallavan appearing in Court and acknowledging 
the Execution of said Bond and the Justness of the Plaintiffs Demand This 
&t?il:*4. Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
Order and Decree that the Defendants do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of 
Thirty Three Pagodas being the Principal mony due on said Bond together 
with such Interest as now is or may hereater be due on said Bond after the 
rate of eight per cent per annum untill full payment be made together with 
his Costs of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

August Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

17th. 1736. Rawson Hart Merchant of Fort St. George That William Andrews late of the 
same place Merchant (since deceased) by Bond or Obligation under his hand 
and seal bearing date in Fort St. George the twenty seventh day of August 
1735 did thereby acknowledge to have received of Your Orator the summ of 
three thousand Pagodas Current of Madrass which was to be run at Respon- 
dentia on the ship Prince of Orange Captain Robert Baily Commander from 
this Port of Madrass to Calcutta in Bengal and from thence upon the said 
ship or any other the said William Andrews should proceed upon to the Port 
of Judda in the Red Sea and back to this place at the rate of eighteen per 
cent as by the said Bond or Obligation now in Your Orators Custody ready 
to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear. And Your 
Orator shews that altho the said Bond was made for the summ of three thou- 
sand Pagodas yet there was but the summ two thousand lent thereon And 
Your Orator also shews that the said ship is since arrived from the said 
voyage in safety by means whereof the said Principal money so lent and Res- 
pondentia is become due and Payable And Your Orator further shews that 
the said William Andrews in the said voyage departed this Life whereby his 
Money, Goods, Debts and Effects came into the hands and Custody of Messrs. 
John Coles, Robert Baily and Samuel Barlow Supra Cargoes of the said ship 
and now being and resideing in Madrass whereupon Your Orator applyed 
himself unto the said John Coles, Robert Baily and Samuel Barlow and 
requested them to pay the Principal and Respondentia due on the said Bond 
But now so it is may it please this Honourable Court That the said John 
Coles, Robert Baily and Samuel Barlow refuse to give Your Orator any satis- 
faction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird. 
Att. for the Complainant. 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 85 



Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq 11 ., Mayor, 

Hugh Naish, Thomas Appelby, 

Edward Michell and Edward Fowke, 

Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 24th day of August A.D. 1736 
Between Rawson Hart of Fort St. George 
Merchant Complainant and John Coles, 
Robert Baily and Samuel Barlow the pre- 
sent Possessors of and only acting Persons 
in the Estate and Effects of William 
Andrews late being to the ship Prince of 
Orange Deceased Defendants. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also one Bond at Respondentia 
under the Hand and Seal of William Andrews deceased dated the 27th day of 
August A.D. 1735 and clue proof being made of the Execution of said Bond and 
the Defendants appearing in Court and acknowledging that they had Assetts in Pags. 2360 
their hands of the said William Andrews more than sufficient to satisfye the 0r £st ' 944 
Plaintiffs demands This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and 
doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendants do pay unto the Plantiff 
the summ of two thousand three hundred and sixty pagodas being in full of the 
Principal and Respondentia due on the Respondentia Bond aforesaid And that 
on receipt thereof the Plantiff do sign and execute to the Defendants a Bond 
with condition to repay so much of the said summ to the Executors or Adminis- 
trators of the said William Andrews Deceased as shall make him on average 
with the several Respondentia Creditors of the said William Andrews on the 
ship Prince of Orange in case the Deceaseds effects shall be insufficient to dis- 
charge their whole demands And it's further Ordered That the Defendants do 
pay the Costs of this Suite. Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 
To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madra s spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orators August 
John Stratton, John Hammond and Fenwicke Golightly Merchants of Fort 17th. 
St. George That William Andrews late of the same place Merchant (since 1736 
deceased) by Bond or Obligation under his hand and Seal bearing date in 
Fort St. George the twenty seventh day of August A.D. 1735 Did thereby 
acknowledge to have received of Your Orators the summ of one thousand eight 
hundred and sixty Pagodas which was to run at Respondentia on the ship 
Prince of Orange Captain Robert Baily Commander from this port of Madrass 
to that of Calcutta in Bengali and from thence on any ship and to any Port 
(Eastward excepted) he should voyage the then next season at and after the 
rate of eighteen per cent for the voyage Provided the same was of no longer 
Continuance than one year. But if the same should exceed one year then pro 
lata at eighteen per cent per annum for the space of two years and no longer 
at which time the said Principal and Respondentia to become due and payable 
as by the said Bond or Writeing now in Your Orators Custody ready to be 
produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear And Your Orators 
shews that the said ship is since arrived from the said voyage in safety by means 
whereof the said Principal money and Respondentia is become due and payable 



86 Records of Fort St. George 

And Your Orators shew that the said William Andrews in the said voyage 
departed this Life wherby his Money, Goods, Debts and Effects came into the 
hands and Custody of Messrs. John Coles, Robert Baily and Samuel Barlow 
Supra Cargoes of the said ship and now being and resideing in Madrass 
Whereupon Your Orators applyed unto the said John Coles, Robert Baily and 
Samuel Barlow and requested them to pay the Principal and Respondentia due 
on the said Bond But now so it is May it please this Honourable Court That 
the said John Coles, Robert Baily and Samuel Barlow refuse to give Your 
Orators any Satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Complainants. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 24th day of August A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam. Between Messrs. John Stratton, John 

Hammond and Fenwicke Golightly of 
Fort St. George Merchants Complainants 
and John Coles, Robert Baily and Samuel 
Barlow the present possessors of and only 
acting persons in the Estate and Effects 
of William Andrews Deceased Defendants. 

Upon reading the plantiffs Petition and also one Bond at Respondentia 
under the hand and seal of William Andrews Deceased dated the 27th day of 
August A.D. 1735 and due proof being made of the Execution of said Bond 
and the Defendants appearing in Court and acknowledging that they have 
p 2194 . Assetts in their Hands of the said William Andrews more than sufficient to 
28:64. ' satisfye the Plantiffs demand. This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order 
fg m Ij,*' 877 : and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defendants do 
pay unto the Plantiffs the summ of two thousand one hundred and ninety four 
Pagodas twenty eight fanams and sixty four Cash being in full of the Princi- 
pal and Respondentia due on the Bond aforesaid And its further Ordered that 
on receipt thereof the plantiff design and execute to the Defendants a Bond 
with Condition to repay so much of the said summ to the Executors or Admini- 
strators of the said William Andrews Deceased as shall make them on an 
average with the several Respondentia Creditors of the said William Andrews 
cm the ship Prince of Orange In case the Deceased's Effects shall be Insufficient 
to Discharge their whole Demands And it's further Ordered that the Defen- 
dants do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

August Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

17th 1736. Benjamin Dennis Merchant of Fort St. George that William Andrews late 
of the same place Merchant (since deceased) by Bond or Obligation under his 
hand and Seal bearing date in Fort St. George the twenty seventh day of 
August 1735 did thereby acknowledge to have received of Your Orator the 
summ of one thousand and fifty rupees Current of Calcutta which was to run 
at Respondentia on the ship Prince of Orange Captain Robert Baily Comman- 
der from hence to the port of Calcutta and from thence on such ship as he 
should proceed upon from thence at the rate of eighteen per cent But in case 
the voyage was not performed within the space of one year then to run at 
eighteen per cent per annum which summ together with the Respondentia which 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 87 

should be due thereon He did therein bind himself his heirs, Executors &c a . 
to pay or cause to be paid to Your Orator his heirs, Executors or Assigns at 
or before twenty one days after the safe arrival of the said ship at the port 
of Madrass as by the said Bond or Obligation now in Your Orators Custody 
ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear And 
Your Orator shews that the said ship is since arrived from the said voyage in 
safety by means whereof the said Principal money and Respondentia thereon 
is become due and payable And Your Orator further shews that the said Will- 
iam Andrews in the said voyage departed this Life whereby his Money, Goods, 
Debts and Effects came into the hands of Messrs. John Coles, Robert Bailey 
and Samuel Barlow Supra Cargoes of the said ship and now being and reside- 
ing in Madrass whereupon Your Orator applyed himself unto the said John 
Coles, Robert Bailey and Samuel Barlow and requested them to pay the Princi- 
pal and Respondentia due on the said Bond But now so it is May it please this 
Honourable Court That the said John Coles, Robert Bailey and Samuel Barlow 
refuse to give Your Orator any satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Complainant. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 24th day of August A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam. Between Benjamin Dennis of Fort 

St. George Merchant Complainant and 
John Coles, Robert Bailey and Samuel 
Barlow the present possessors of and only 
acting persons in the Estate and Effects of 
William Andrews late belonging to the 
ship Prince of Orange deceased Defen- 
dants. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also one Bond at Respondentia 
under the hand and Seal of William Andrews Deceased dated the 27th day of 
August A.D. 1735 and due proof being made of the Execution of said Bond 
and the Defendants appearing in Court and acknowledging that they have 
Assetts in their hands more than Sufficient to satisfye the Plantiffs demand 
this Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
Order and Decree That the Defendants do pay unto the Plantiff the summ of Currenfc r 8 . 
one thousand two hundred and thirty nine Pagodas Current money of Calcutta 1239 
being the Principal and Respondentia due on the Respondentia Bond aforesaid o,*" 134 : 4 ' 
and that on receipt thereof the Plantiff do sign and execute to the Defendants 
a Bond with condition to repay so much of the said summ to the Executors or 
Administrators of the said William Andrews Deceased as shall make him on 
an average with the several Respondentia Creditors of the said William And- 
rews on the ship Prince of Orange in case the deceased's Effects shall be insuffi- 
cient to discharge their whole Demands And it's further Ordered that the 
Defendants do pay the Costs of the Suite. 



Per Cur. 



John Stratton. 

Register. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator August 
Comrah Collatee of Madrass Merchant That Triplicane Teetah Chittee of 17 th . 1736. 
the same place Merch*. did in the year 1720 apply himself to Your Orators 



88 Records of Fort St. George 



father Pullemallee Caurumboo Chitty Merchant then living and resideing in 
Madrass for the Loan of forty Pagodas and did make over and mortgage unto 
Your Orators father Pullemallee Caurumboo Chittee one house and grounds 
scituated in the Black Town for further security of said forty Pagodas as set 
forth in a writeing or Mortgage Bond under the hand of the said Triplicane 
Teetah Chittee now in Your Orators Custody ready to produce as this Honour- 
able Court shall direct will appear And Your Orator further shews that the 
said Triplicane Teetah Chittee did apply himself to Your Orators father for 
a, further summ of forty Pagodas for which he gave unto Your Orators father 
his Bond also in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honoura- 
ble Court shall Direct. Your Orator applying himself to the said Triplicane 
Teetah Chittee and demanded payment of said money but could get no satisfac- 
tion but Delays and triffling summs which at several payments amounts to 
thirty three Pagodas and nine fanams, and great disputes ariseing about the 
Principal and Interest Your Orator did agree with the said Triplicane Teetah 
Chittee to refer the same to the determination of Mootapah Chittee, Chillum- 
brum Chittee, Cimah Mootu Chittee, and Vencatasia Chittee, Merchants of 
Madrass, accordingly they gave their award in writeing thereby directing the 
said Triplicane Teetah Chittee to pay Your Orator the summ of fifty five 
Pagodas which is in sterling money of Great Britain at the rate of eight 
shillings per pagoda twenty two pounds or thereabouts and Interest on forty 
pagodas from the time of borrowing till the awarding this award which said 
award is now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honour- 
able Court shall direct will more fully appear, Your Orator further shews that 
he has in a most friendly manner requested payment of the said moneys and 
] nterest thereon But now so it is may it please this Honourable Court that the 
said Triplicane Teetah Chittee absolutely refuses to give your Orator any 
satisfaction in the Premisses. 

John Russell, 
Att. for the Complainant. 



Mayors Court of Tuesday the 24th day of August A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam. Between Comra Collattee of Fort 

St. George Merchant Complainant and 
Triplicane Teetah Chittee of the same 
place Merchant Defendant. 

Pags.65 Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also Translate of an Award 

£gt. 22. under the Hands of Mootapah Chittee, Chillumbrum Chittee, Chinnae Mootah 
Chittee and Vencate Chittee dated the [Lacuna] of [Lacuna] A.D. [Lacuna'] 
Whereby it appeared that the Parties Complainant and Defendant had sub- 
mitted the several matters in dispute between them to their determination and 
the Defendant appeared in Court and admitting the Justness of said Award 
this Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly 
Order and Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of 
fifty five pagodas being so much directed to be paid by the aforesaid Award with 
Interest after the rate of eight per cent per annum from the signing and deli- 
very thereof together with his Costs of Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 



Pleadings in the Mayor 's Court, 1736 . 89 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orator June 29 t h. 
Tripoly Conicoply of Madrass That Jaintu Baumpanah Merchant of Bimli- 1736. 
patnam having received of Your Orator the summ of one thousand rupees Cur- 
rent of Madrass which is in sterling money allowing eight shillings per pagoda 
the summ of one hundred and thirty three pounds seven shillings or thereabouts 
In consideration of such money then delivered by Your Orator to the said 
Jaintu Baumpanah He the said Jaintu Baumpanah did make and sign a 
writeing in favour of Mr. Samuel Harrison bearing date the fifth day of July 
which was in the year of Our Lord 1735 thereby acknowledging the receipt of 
the money aforesaid and that it was to be applyed for Purchasing of Rice on 
his account and that the Custom, Freight and Charges of the said Rice should 
be settled according to the Custom of the Merchants at Woorissa, and that 
after deducting the charges the said Jaintu Baumpanah obliged himself that 
the produce of the money aforesaid in Rice should be delivered by his Attorney 
or Correspondent to the said Mr. Samuel Harrison his Attorney or Correspon- 
dent at whatever port the ship called the Bovano Sancrando should arrive at, 
(seeing by the said Bond it was declared that the rice should come on the 
Bottom of the said ship) and by a special Proviso in the said Bond that if by 
reason of any disturbance at the port of Woorissa that he could not procure 
Rice, then and in that case the said Jaintu Baumpanah obliged himself to 
return the said money to the said Mr. Samuel Harrison as per the said original 
writeing now in Your Orators Custody and Endorsed to Your Orator declaring 
the same to be a Deed in trust is Endorsed to Your Orator by the said Mr. 
Samuel Harrison's Attorneys and Translate thereof hereto annexed will more 
fully appear to this Honourable Court And Your Orator shews that some time 
ago the said ship Bovano Sancrando having arrived at this port from the port of 
Woorissa with a Loading of Rice and Paddy belonging to the said Jaintu 
Baumpanah, he has frequently applyed himself to Juggaram Gomaster Mer- 
chant of and now being and resideing in Madrass, and Attorney and Corres- 
pondent to the said Jaintu Baumpanah (as also seeing the said Juggaram 
Gomaster has taken into his possession all the Rice, Paddy and other Com- 
modities that were on board the said vessell) requesting him to make good and 
satisfye Your Orator according to the tenour of the aforesaid Bond. But now 
so it is may it please this Honourable Court the said Juggaram Gomaster 
absolutely refuses to give Your Orator any Payment or Satisfaction in the 
Premisses. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Complainant. 
Translate of an Agreement. 

I Jointe Baumpanah do give this Agreement unto Mr. Harrison whereas 
[ acknowledge to have received of him the summ of one thousand rupees for 
buying Rice, Custom &c a . Charges and carry the same on Bottom of ship called 
Bovano Sancrando, and whatever ports the said Rice shall be brought ashore 
where my Correspondence shall deliver to his Correspondence the said Rice 
deducting the Custom & ca . Charges and thereout he shall allow the damage 
in the ship at five Cujan per every Garse I further promise that concerning 
the freight &c a . charges shall have it settled as usuall to all Merchants at 
Vodissa and in case I could get no Rice by reason of any Disturbance at the 
»aid Port of Vodissam I Oblige [myself] to return his money again Witness 
my Hand this 5th day of July 1735. 

Jointe Baumpanah. 
Witness 

Cunchom Linganah. 
Curacaylo Narraindo. 

This Agreement was drawn by 

Depooja Paupavah 

1736—12 



90 Records of Fort St. George 

The Answer of Juggaram of Madrass Defen- 
dant to the Bill of Complaint of Tripoly 
Conicoply of Madrass Complainant. 

Jut. in cur. The Defendant saving and reserving to himself now and at all times here- 

July 15, a fter all and all manner of benefit and advantage of Exception to the Errors 
1736, and Imperfections in the said Bill Contained for answer thereinto or unto 
so much thereof as this Defendant is advised doth materially concern him to 
make answer to This Defendant saith that he doth not know to the Contrary 
but that it may be true that the Complainant did pay into the Hands of this 
Defendants Correspondent Jaintu Baumpanah the summ of one thousand 
Current rupees for the Purposes in the Complainants Bill mentioned And 
that he the said Jaintu Baumpanah might sign such a Note or Agreement 
acknowledging to have received the said money as of Mr. Samuel Harrison in 
trust for the Complainant upon the term and upon the conditions in the said 
Agreement also mentioned and annexed to the said Complainants Bill of Com- 
plaint And this Defendant admits that sometime since the ship Bovano Sanc- 
rando arrived at this Port from Vodissam with a Loading of Rice and Paddy 
and other Goods chiefly belonging unto the said Jaintu Baumpanah and that 
the same was consigned unto this Defendant. And this Defendant having 
received from the said Jaintu Baumpanah an account thereof as well as what 
properly belonged unto the Complainant he this Defendant gave the Complain- 
ant Notice thereof and acquainted him That the said Jaintu Baumpanah had 
ordered this Defendant to deliver to the Complanant five garse of Rice and 
five garse of paddy (according to the measure of Vodissa) which he the said 
Complainant refused to receive alledging that the same was not the whole 
Quantity he was to have whereupon this Defendant further acquainted the 
said Complainant of the contents of the Letters he had received from the said 
Jaintu Baumpanah That he had laid out (as usuall) a great summ of money 
to the Planters Thereby the better to procure the Rice and Paddy at a cheaper 
Rate for the Benefitt of all Parties concerned But there happening great 
Damage thereto by the Ensueing Monsoons Insomuch that it turned to their 
great Loss so that the said Jaintu Baumpanah was obliged to take what he 
could get which was what he sent in the ship the Complainants proportion 
thereof according to the tenour of the said Agreement and the usage and 
Custom of Merchants being the quantity herein before mentioned And this 
Defendant admitts that the Complainant did demand and request of this 
Defendant the quantity of Rice and Paddy according to the tenour of the said 
Agreement which this Defendant is advised was and is according to the true 
intent and meaning thereof, all which matters and things this Defendant is 
ready and willing to averr, Maintain and prove as this Honourable Court shall 
award and humbly prays to be from hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs 
and Charges in this behalf most wrongfully sustained. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

August 3 The Replycation of Tripoly Conicoply of 

]936. Madrass Complainant to the Answer of 

Juggaram of the same place Merchant 

Defendant. 

The said Replyant saving to himself all advantages of Exception to the 
uncertainties, untruths and Insufficiencys of the Defendants answer, saith 
that all and singular the matters and things in the Replyants said Bill con- 
tained are true as the same are there alledged and that the answer of the said 
Defendant to the said Bill is very untrue, imperfect and Insufficient to be 
reTpllyed into for that the Defendant has not particularly set forth in his 
answer or otherwise what money was laid out in order to procure the said 
cargo neither has he set forth what the freight or other charges amounts to 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 91 

and what the Contents of the whole cargo then purchased was, that thereby 
this Honourable Court might the better judge if the Charges was to come in 
average on the whole, what part of the same with the freight would effect this 
Complainants share seeing he this Complainant is very well informed that it 
is the manner by which the Merchants who trade to those places in Grain 
adjust their Accounts, And this Replyant admitts that soon after the arrival 
of the ship the Defendant desired this Replyant to accept of five garce of Rice 
and five garse of Paddy to be in full satisfaction, which this Replyant refused 
to do, because there was no Paddy mentioned in the Obligation, 'Translate 
whereof is annexed to the Bill of Complainant and it was not to be supposed, 
that five garse of Rice was sufficient in consideration of the money advanced, 
And this Replyant is ready to averr, maintain and prove the same as this 
Honourable Court shall award, and humbly prays as in and by his said Bill 
he has already prayed. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Complainant. 

The Rejoynder of Juggaram Merchant of 
Madrass Defendant to the R' ;ation of 
Trepoly of the same place Merchant 
Complainant. 

The said Defendant now and at all times hereafter saving and reserving August 
to himself all and all manner of Benefitt and Advantage of Exception to the 16 th 1736. 
Incertaintys and Insufficiency of the said Replication saith That the Defen- 
dants said Answer is certain true and sufficient in the Law to be replyed unto 
and he also saith as in and by his said Answer he has already said and does 
and will aver and Maintain all and every thing and things therein to be true 
and certain in such manner and forms as they and every of them are therein 
alledged and Expressed. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 24th day of August Anno 

Madras spatnam. Domini 1736 Between Tripoly of Fort St. 

George Merchant Complainant and Jug- 
garam of the same place Merchant Defen- 
dant. 

This Cause coming on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 
in presence of the Parties and their Attorneys on both sides On hearing the 
Bill, Answer, Replication and Rejoynder and also Translate of one Cadjan Pag8 . 2 m 
Note or Agreement, under the hand of Jaintu Baumpanah (the Defendants £ 8t - wo 
master) dated the 5th day of July 1735 Read and what was alledged on either 
side and upon Examination had of the Matters in this Cause and due Con- 
sideration thereon This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree 
and doth accordingly Order and Decree That the Defendant do pay and 
deliver unto the Plantiff out of the Effects of Jaintu Baumpanah, five garse 
of Rice and five garse of Paddy Bimlepatnam Measure free of all Charges 
and Deductions. And that on receipt thereof the Plantiff do Endorse the 
same off the Bond of Agreement aforesaid, And its further ordered that if it 
should hereafter appear that the said five garse of Rice and five of Paddy be 
not the Plantiffs share and Proportion according to the money delivered the 
said Jaintu Baumpanah to invest in the purchase of said Grain that he the 

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said Jaintu Baumpanah shall be lyable to make the same good to the Plantiff 
when and wheresoever it shall be so Demanded of him And that the Defen- 
dant do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

Deck. 16, Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

1735. Allundo Gopall Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass That Mootalu 

of the same place Merchant having occasion for a summ of money applyed 
himself to Your Orator for the Loan thereof whereupon Your Orator did 
advance and lend to the said Mootalu the summ of Forty two Pagodas Current 
of Madrass which is in sterling money of Great Britain after the rate of eight 
shillings per Pagoda the summ of sixteen pounds sixteen shillings or there- 
abouts For the secureing the repayment thereof the said Mootalu did give one 
Cad j an Note or Writeing under his hand bearing date on or about the ninth 
day of October which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hund- 
red and Twenty to Suramanor late of Madrass Merchant deceased in trust 
for your Orator (thereby promising to deliver Madrass Rupees for that summ 
after the rate of three and a half rupees per pagoda after the first parcel of 
Silver was delivered into the Mint from the next Europe ships that arrive 
from England) Translate whereof is hereto annexed To which Cad j an Note 
or Writeing now in Your Orators Custody beggs leave to be referred will more 
fully and at large appear And Your Orator farther Sheweth unto this Honour- 
able Court That the time has long since expired since the Moneys aforesaid 
became payable And that the said Suramanor in his life time has often in a 
friendly manner as also Your Orator since his death requested the said 
Mootalu to perform his said Agreement But now so it is may it please this 
Honourable Court the said Mootalu has postponed Your Orator from time to 
time and now absolutely refuses to pay to Your Orator the Principal and 
Interest due as aforesaid. 

Henry Waddington, 
Att. for the Compl*. 

October the 9th. 1720. 

I Sulah Manee Gruapahs Son Mootalue Do hereby acknowledge to have 
Borrowed and Received of Surah Mannar Chittee the summ of forty two 
pagodas for which I promise to deliver him Madrass Rupees at the rate of 3^ 
per pagoda after the first parcell of Silver is delivered into the Mint from the 
next Europe ships that arrive at this Port from England. 



Signed 

Mootalue. 



Witness — 

Jellageree Peda Ball Chittee. 
Ganjee Ball Chittee. 



Drawn by the Mint Braminy. 
Vencat Pudanapadue. 

True Translate. 
Per Ralph Mansell, 

Examiner. 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 93 

The Answer of Mutalue Mint Goldsmith of Madrass Defendant to the Jur, in Cur. 
Bill of Complaint of Allundo Gopall of the same place Schroff Complainant. Makch 5, 

This Defendant saving to himself all Benefit of Exception to the Errors 
and imperfections in the said Bill Contained for Answer therein or unto so 
much thereof as this Defendant is advised materially concerneth him to make 
answer into He answereth and saith that when he was about twelve years of 
age he wrought at his trade with his father in the Mint and used to borrow 
money of this Complainant and always paid him according to agreement But 
upon the ballance of the last account the Complainant brought in a charge 
against this Defendant for pagodas forty two Current of Madrass and had a 
Cadjan Note wrote in favour of one Suramana as money then lent, This 
Defendant at first refused to sign the said Note by telling the Complainant 
that he was due no more as the Ballance of their last five years Transactions 
but sixty six rupees, but by extraordinary threatenings and that this Defend- 
ants Father should not hear anything of the matter this Defendant admitted he 
signed the Cadjan as specified in the Complainants Bill of Complaint, about 
three years after the date of the Note Suramana made a demand of the 
moneys, but upon this Defendants answering that he was due no more than 
sixty six rupees, the said Suramana used this Defendant very barbarously 
and upon a Complaint being made to one of the Justices this Complainant 
fled from this place and was not heard of for five or six years, upon the Com- 
plainants return to this place he made fresh demands on this Defendant and 
was answered as aforesaid on which both parties agreed that the same should 
be determined by arbitration and penalty Bonds were drawn for that Effect, 
and the arbitrators frequently mett but no award was made during the space 
of four years. Thereafter there was no other demand made on this Defen- 
dant untill he was sued to appear in this Honourable Court. Therefore this 
Defendant humbly begs that the said affair may again be recommended to the 
arbitration of people of their own Cast, to be mutually chosen and that there 
may be Penalty Bonds thereon that both partys may stand to the award of the 
Arbitrators. All which matters and things this Defendant is ready to aver, 
Maintain and prove as this Honourable Court shall direct and prays to be 
hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs and Charges in this behalf most 
wrongfully sustained. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

The Replication of Allundo Gopall of March 16, 
Madrass Merchant Complainant to the 1735-6 
Answer of Mootalu of the same place 
Mint Goldsmith Defendant. 

This Eeplyant saving to himself all advantages of Exception to the 
Incertaintys, Untruths and Insufficiencys of the Defendants Answer for 
Replycation thereunto saith that all and singular the matters and things in 
the Repliants said Bill Contained are true as the same are therein alledged 
and Expressed and that the Answer of the Defendant to the said Bill is very 
untrue, imperfect and Insufficient to be replyed unto, And this Replyant i"s 
ready to averr, Maintain and Prove the same as this Honourable Court shall 
award and humbly prays as in and by his said Bill he hath already Prayed. 

Henry Waddington, 
Att. for the ComfV. 
Rejoynder Generall. 

Interrogatory to be administered to such Witness as shall be produced 
Sworn and Examined on the part and behalf of Mootalu Mint Goldsmith in 
a certain Cause wherein the said Mootalu is Defendant and Allundo Gopall 
Schroff of Madrass is Complainant. 



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To Vencatteputte. 
Imprimis 

Do you know the Parties Complainant and Defendant in this Cause or 
Either and which of them and how long have you known them or Either of 
them and which of them Declare. 

Item What do you know or can set forth of a Bond that was Signed by 
this Defendant to the Complainant and what age was the defendant when he 
told you he had signed the Bond, and what passed betwixt this Defendant and 
you when he told you that, that very day he signed the Bond. 

Item Do you know or can you say any other thing Materiall for the 
Defendant in this case, if so set forth the same as you know, have been 
Informed or do believe with the Reasons of such Your Beleifs. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

Between Alundoo Gopall of Madrass Shroff Compl*. and Mootalu of the 
same place Defendant. 

Deposition of Witness taken in this cause by and before the Examiner in 
this Court as follows. 

Vencatteputee Deposeth to the Second Interrogatory and saith he knows 
nothing of Executeing or any matter relateing to the Bond Enquired after in 
the Interrogatory More than that many years past the Defendant came one 
day to this Deponent and told him that in the place he had been working 
Gopall the Complainant had deceived him and prevailed with him to give him 
a Bond under his hand for a certain Summ of money and desired this Depo- 
nent to acquaint Mint Ball Chittee of it since which time the Defendant never 
mentioned it to this Deponent again. The Defendant was then about sixteen 
years of age. 

Vencatteeputtee . 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 24th day of August Anno 

Madras spatnam. Domini 1736 Between Allundo Gopall of 

Fort St. George Merchant Complainant 
and Mootalu of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

Madrass This Cause coming on this day to be heard and debated before this Court 

or'St 3 s 6 - 5 ^ n P resence °f tne Parties and their Attornies on both sides, On hearing the 
'Bill, Answer, Replication and Rejoynder and also the Interrogatorys and 
Deposition of Vencatteeputtee Examined on the part of the Defendant and 
also the Records of this Court in a Cause wherein Suramana of Fort St. 
George Merchant was Complainant and Mootalu of the same place Defendant 
And also Translate of one Cad j an Bond under the hand of the Defendant 
dated the 9th day of October A.D. 1720 Read and what was alledged on either 
side and upon examination had of the matters in this Cause and due Con- 
sideration thereon, And it appearing that the Bond given by the Defendant 
to the Pla.ntiff was executed in the Nonage of the Defendant which by 
Enquiry and according to the Custom of the Cast of the Parties Its declared 
to be That if any PeTson under age enter into any Bonds during the life time 
of the father the same is of no validity without his consent being first asked 
and obtained and Ten persons Heads of the Cast Subscribing their Names as 
Witnesses thereto Which doth not appear to be the present case but the Defen- 
dant having admitted by his Answer that a Ballance of Madrass rupees sixty 
six doth remain due from him to the Plantiff This Court doth therefore think 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 95 

fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Bond 
executed by the Defendant as aforesaid for secureing the repayment of the 
summ of Pagodas forty two be delivered up to the Defendant to be cancelled. 
On doing which the Defendant is to pay to the Plantiff the summ of sixty 
six Madrass Rupees with Interest thereon after the rate of eight per cent per 
annum from the 24th day of August 1734 untill full payment be made and 
that each party do pay their own Costs. 



Per Cur. 



John Stratton, 

Reaister. 



To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator July 6th. 
Antony Fernanty Mariner of Madrass That Your Orator was hired and 1738 
accordingly enterd on board the ship called the Const[a]ntinus Magnus as one 
of the Mariners thereof in her late voyage at and from Pegue to this Port for 
which said service Your Orator hath justly due and oweing to him the summ 
of ninety pagodas and eight fanams Current of Madrass And Your Orator 
shews that he is well informed that the said ship belonged or otherwise was 
consigned unto one Coja Thadeus Auga Pera Merchant of Madrass and others 
as partners or part owners thereof who soon after the said ships arrivall sold 
her to one Shaik Farazulla of Madrass And Your Orator well hoped that the 
said Auga Pera and partners would have paid him his said wages justly due 
and oweing to him for his service as aforesaid since it is well known Law and 
Custom That the ship is bound for payment of Seamans wages But now so it 
is may it please this Honourable Court that the said Auga Pera and partners 
pretend that they have sold the said ship unto the said Shaik Parazulla and 
that therefore they have nothing to do therewith but that Your Orator must 
apply unto the said Shaik Farazulla for payment of his said wages And he 
the said Shaik Farazulla pretends that he bought the said ship without any 
such condition to pay the wages due thereon and therefore absolutely refuses 
to give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Compl*. 

The Answer of Shaik Farazulla of Fort St. Jur. incur. 
George Merchant Defendant to the Bill Aug. 10, 
of Complaint of Antony Fananty of the l736 - 
said place Mariner Complainant. 

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself all Benefitt and Advan- 
tage of exception to the many Errors and Imperfections in the Complainants 
said Bill of Complaint contained for answer thereto or unto so much thereof 
as he this Defendant is advised doth materially concern him to make answer 
unto He this Defendant answereth and saith that Coja Gregory an Armenian 
of this place Purchased of Auga Pera and Brothers on this Defendants 
account a ship named the Constantinus Magnus for Pagodas 5500 of which 
summ this Defendant paid the said Auga Pera at severall times the summ of 
Pagodas 3152 in part of said Purchase and the Ballance thereof being Pago- 
das 348 he gave a Promisary Note of hand to pay to Mr. Holland Goddard 
which this Defendant discharged the next day after executing the same, and 
the said Mr. Goddard on receipt thereof did assure this Defendant that no 
other demands were to be made on him on account of the aforesaid ship. But 
this Defendant saith That Notwithstanding such assurances he the said Hol- 
land Goddard did some few days after the receipt of said Pagodas 348 as the 
Ballance due for the Purchase of the said ship Constantinus Magnus sent this 



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Defendant a Note by the hands of the Complainant the purport whereof 
desiring this Defendant to pay the Complainant Antony Fananty the summ 
of Pagodas 90 for wages due to him from the ship Constantinus Magnus for 
that the Law always bound the ship for the wages due thereon And that when 
this Defendant had paid the same he was to come on Thadeus Auga Pera and 
Brothers as a debt due upon them This Plaintiff saith that for ought he knows 
to the Contrary the Law of England doth bind the ship for payment of Sea- 
mans Wages but believes the same doth only hold good and valid when the 
Principals or owners have not Goods and Effects sufficient for that purpose 
which this Defendant apprehends is not the present case. The said Holland 
Goddard having in his Custody and keeping at this Present time as this 
Defendant verily believes the summ of Pagodas 348 paid by him in part of 
the purchase money for the said ship Constantinus Magnus so that this Defen- 
dant thinks he justly might refuse to pay the Complainants demand. This 
Defendant further saith that by agreement he paid Auga Pera the further 
summ of Pagodas 134-9 for an anchor and Cable sent on board the aforesaid 
ship and which summ was also paid before the executing of the said Note to the 
said Holland Goddard. All which Matter and things this Defendant is ready 
to averr, Maintain and prove as this Honourable Court shall award, There- 
fore prays to be hence dismissed with his reasonable Costs and Charges in 
this behalf most wrongfully sustained. 

John Kussell, 
Att. for the Defendant. 

Mayors Court of 

Madras spatnam . 

Tuesday the 24th day of August A.D. 173(> 
Between Antony Fananty of Fort St. 
George Mariner Complainant and Auga 
Pera and Shaik Farazulla of the same 
place Merchants Defend ts . 

This Cause coming on this day to be heard and debated in presence of the 
Attorneys and parties on both sides On hearing the Bill and the separate 
Answer of Shaik Farazulla put in thereto read and the Defendant Auga Pera 
appearing in Court and admitting the Justness of the Plaintiffs demand and 
upon Examination had of the matters in this Cause and what was alledged on 
either side and due consideration thereon This Court doth therefore think 
fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the 
fags. 90 : s. Defendant Auga Pera do pay unto the Plaintiff the summ of Ninety Pagodas 
£st: 36:1:9.^^ f anams arrears of wages due to him for his service on board the ship 
Constantinus Magnus together with his Costs of Suite And its further 
Ordered that in case it shall be found that the said Auga Pera have not Goods 
or Effects sufficient for that purpose that then the Defendant Shaik Fara- 
zulla shall make good and pay the summ of ninety pagodas eight fanams to 
the Plaintiff as also the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 
Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court at 
Madras spatnam . 

August Humbly Complaining Sheweth to this Honourable Court Your Orators 

24 th . George Morton Pitt Esq r . Messrs. Nicholas Norse, John Powney, William 

1736. Monson and Holland Goddard Merchants of Fort St. George That on or 

about the sixth day of June which was in the year of Our Lord One thousand 

seven hundred and thirty two Your Orators obtained sever all Judgments in 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 97 

this Honourable Court for divers summs of money the whole amounting to 
Pagodas 2276-11-69 Current of Madrass due by Tondua Comrapah then Mer- 
chant and being and resideing in Madrass which is in sterling money of Great 
Britain allowing eight shillings per pagoda the summ of £ 910-10 or there- 
abouts And Your Orators shew that the said Tondua Comrapah on or about 
the sixth day of June in the year aforesaid for the better secureing the repay- 
ment of all and singular the summs Contained in the Judgements aforesaid 
did mortgage make over and assign unto Your Orators divers and sundry 
Credits, Effects, Houses, Estate and Commoditys then due owing and belong- 
ing to him the said Tondua Comrapah as also by the said Assignments or 
Writeings he the said Tondua Comprapah did assign and make over to Your 
Orators all the Goods, Debts, Houses, Effects, Estate Goods and Chatties &c a . 
that was then in his Right or Possession or thereafter might be which will 
fully appear to this Honourable Court by the said Original Writeing (Regis- 
tered in the Books of this Honourable Court) and bearing date as aforesaid 
now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court 
shall direct As also two House Bills belonging to the said Tondua Comrapah, 
the one scituated in the Mutaloo Petta in Walake Chitee Street between the 
Houses of Chillah Mutta and Shiveraw Chittee Containing in length 47 feet 
and in breadth 27 feet Also one other House scituated in the Mutaloo Petta 
in Ananda Mutta Marr Street between the Houses of Mutta Marr and Madra- 
puck Tomby Chittee which said House Bills are now in Your Orators Custody 
and also ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct And Your 
Orator shews that severall of the Debts. Goods, Chatties and Effects of the 
said Tondua Comrapah have been sold and recovered the value whereof 
amounted to the summ of Pagodas 1728-29-37 or thereabouts which is in ster- 
ling money of Great Britain at the rate aforesaid the summ of £ 791-7 or 
thereabouts and paid unto Your Orators And Your Orators also shew that 
there is still a considerable Ballance due by the said Tondua Comrapah which 
they have frequently demanded but without the least Effect. 

David Forbes, 
Att. for the Complainants. 

Mayors Court or Tuesday the 24th day of August A.D. 1736 

Madras spatnam Between George Morton Pitt, Nicholas 

Morse, John Powney, William Monson 
and Holland Goddard of Fort St. George 
Merchants Complainants and Tondua 
Comrapah of the same place Merchant 
Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also one Deed of Assignment 
under the hand of the Defendant dated the 6th day of June A.D. 1732 and 
the Plaintiffs admitting by their Bills that they have received several summs 
of money in part satisfaction of the Principal money due on the aforesaid 
Bond. This Court doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth 
accordingly Order and Decree That the Mortgaged Premisses be sold and the 
money arising by such sale paid to the Plaintiffs in and towards the Discharge 
of the Principal and Interest remaining due on the aforesaid Bond and that 
the Defendant do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

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to the honourable the mayors court of 
Madras spatnam . 

August Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 

27th. John Saunders Merchant of Madrass That Robert Orme late of Madrass (since 

1736. deceased) by a certain Bond or Writeing under his Hand and Seal bearing 

date in Fort St. George the twenty Second day of August 1734 did thereby 
acknowledge to have received of Your Orator the just summ of one thousand 
two hundred and thirty two Pagodas twenty three fanams and seventy four 
Cash which was to run on Respondentia to Bengali on the following Bottoms 
on the ship Severn four hundred eighty seven Pagodas twenty one fanams and 
sixty four Cash and on the Traventore Galley Seven Hundred Forty five 
Pagodas two fanams and ten Cash which was to go from thence at Respon- 
dentia to Mocha on whatever vessell he should be at the rate of eighteen per 
cent for the voyage and back again to this Port of Madrass as by the said 
Bond or Writeing now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this 
Honourable Court shall Direct will appear And Your Orator shews that the 
said ships did perform their said voyage. But that he the said Robert Orme 
departed this Life at Mocho whereby and by means whereof the said Prin- 
cipal and Respondentia is become due and payable And Your Orator shews 
that he hath since received on account of the said Moneys so due to him as 
aforesaid the su mm of two thousand one hundred and forty rupees seven anas 
Current of Calcutta And Your Orator further shews that since the death of 
the said Robert Orme several summs of money Goods and Effects part of the 
Estate of the said Robert Orme are come into the Hands Custody and Posses- 
sion of Samuel Griffith Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass where- 
upon Your Orator applyed himself unto the said Samuel Griffith and request- 
ed him to pay the said remaining Principal Money and Respondentia due on 
the said Bond But now so it is may it please this Honourable Court that the 
said Samuel Griffith refuses to give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the 

Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird. 

Att. for the Complainant. 



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Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Present 

Holland Goddard Esq r ., Mayor, 
Hugh Naish, Thomas Appelby, 

Edward Michell & Edward Fowke, 
Aldermen. 

Tuesday the 31st day of August A.D. 
1736 Between John Saunders of Fort 
St. George Merch*. Complainant and 
Samuel Griffith Supra Cargo of the ship 
London and present possessor of the 
Estate and Effects of Robert Orme late 
.; Supra Cargo of the Travencore Galley 

Deceased Defend*. 

Upon reading the Plaintiffs Petition and also one Bond at Respondentia 
under the hand and seal of Robert Orme deceased dated the 22d day of August 
A.D. 1734 and also one account current made up by the Plantiff the Ballance 
whereof appeared to be Pag s . 915 :3 :46. remaining due from the Estate of the 
Pag«. 915 : Deceased Robert Orme to be Plantiff and the Defendant appearing in Court 
3 : 46 £st. and acknowledging that he had assetts in his hands of the said Robert Orme 
:— more than sufficient to satisfye the Plantiffs demand This Court doth therefore 
think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that 
the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff out of the Estate and Effects of Robert 
Orme deceased the summ of nine hundred and fifteen Pagodas three fanams 
and forty six Cash being the residue of Principal Respondentia and Interest 
remaining due on the aforesaid Bond and that on Receipt thereof the Plantiff 
do sign and execute to the Defendant a Bond with Condition to repay so much 
of the said summ to the Executors or Administrators of the said Robert Orme 
Deceased as shall make him on an average with the several Respondentia Cre- 
ditors of the said Robert Orme on the Travencore Galley (all risques from 
Madrass to Calcutta excepted) In case the Deceaseds Effects shall be Insuffici- 
ent to satisfye their whole demands and it's further Ordered that the Defendant 
do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton. 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Aug. 27th. Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1736. ' Lewis De Medeiros Merchant of Madrass That Robert Orme late of the same 
place (since deceased) by a certain Bond or Writeing under his Hand and Seal 
bearing date in Fort St. George the twenty first day of August A.D. 1734 did 
thereby acknowledge to have received of Your Orator the summ of Five thou- 
sand Arcott rupees which summ was to run at Respondentia on the bottom of 
the Travencore Galley from this Port of Madrass to the Port of Calcutta in 
Bengal and from thence to Mocho and bacK again to the said port at the rate 
of eighteen per cent for the voyage, But in case the said obligation was not 
discharged within the space of one year then to run at the rate of eightenn per 
cent per annum on the Principal only which said summ of five thousand Arcott 
Rupees together with the Respondentia that should be due thereon he thereby 
obliged himself his Heirs and Executors to pay to Your Orator his Heirs and 
Executors within twenty one days after the safe arrivall of the said ship at 



Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 101 

the said Port of Madrass as by the said Bond or Writeing now in Your Orators 
Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear 
And Your Orator shews that the said ship performed her said voyage in safety 
by means whereof the said Principal Money and Eespondentia thereon became 
due and payable And Your Orator shews that the said Eobert Orme departed 
this Life in the said voyage since whose death Your Orator hath received on 
account of the moneys due on the said Bond the summ of two thousand seven 
hundred and sixty rupees two anas and six pice Current of Calcutta And Your 
Orator further shews That since the death of the said Robert Orme several of 
his Moneys Goods and Effects are come into the hands Custody or possession 
of Samuel Griffith Merchant now being and resideing in Madras whereupon 
Your Orator applyed unto the said Samuel Griffith and requested him to pay 
the Principal and Respondentia remaining due on the said Bond But now so it 
is may it please this Honourable Court That the said Samuel Griffith refuses 
to give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Complainant. 



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Mayors Court of Tuesday the 31st day of August A.D. 

Madrasspatnam. 1736. Betweeu Lewis De Medeiros of Fort 

St. George Merchant and Samuel Griffith 
Supra Cargo of the ship London the pre- 
sent possessor of the Estate and Effects of 
Robert Orme Deceased late Supra Cargo 
of the Travencore Galley Dfft. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition and also one Bond at Respondentia 
under the Hand and Seal of Robert Orme Deceased dated the 21st day of August 
A.D. 1734 and also one Account Current made up by the Plantiff to this day 
the Ballance whereof appeared to be justly due, the summ of A.R. 3956 from a. Rupee* 
the deceased Robert Orme to the Plantiff and the Defendant appearing in £ 9 s 5 t 6 '46i : 
Court and acknowledging that he had Assetts in his hands of the said Robert n ■■ 6 
Orme more than sufficient to satisfye the Plantiffs demand This Court doth 
therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree 
that the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff out of the Estate and Effects of 
Robert Orme deceased the summ of three thousand nine hundred and fifty six 
Arcot Rupees being the residue of Principal and Respondentia due on said 
Bond agreeable to the tenour thereof And that on the Receipt of the aforemen- 
tioned summ the Plantiff do sign and execute to the Defendant a Bond with 
Condition to repay so much of said summ to the Executors or Administrators 
of the said Robert Orme as shall make him on an average with the several Res- 
pondentia Creditors of the said Robert Orme on the Travencore Galley (all 
risques from Madrass to Calcutta excepted) in Case the Deceaseds Effects shall 
be Insufficient to satisfie their whole demand And it's further Ordered That 
the Defendant do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 
To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 1736. 
Ralph Mansell Merchant of Madrass that Robert Orme late of the same place August 
since deceased by a certain Bond or Writeing under his hand and seal bearing 27TH - 
date in Fort St. George the twenty fourth day of August A.D. 1734 did thereby 
acknowledge to have received of Your Orator the summ of one thousand pagodas 
current of Madrass which summ was to run at Respondentia on the bottom of 
the Travencore Galley from this port of Madrass to the port of Calcutta in 
Bengali and from thence to Mocho and back again to the said port at the rate 
of eighteen per cent for the voyage which said summ of one thousand pagodas 
together with the Respondentia that should be due thereon he thereby obliged 
himself his heirs and Executors to pay to Your Orator His Heirs and Execu- 
tors within twenty one days after the safe arrivall of the said ship at the said 
port of Madrass as by the said Bond or Writeing now in Your Orators Custody 
ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear And 
Your Orator shews that the said ship performed her voyage in safety by means 
whereof the said Principal money and Respondentia thereon became due and 
payable And Your Orator shews that the said Robert Orme departed this Life 
in the said voyage since whose death Your Orator has received on account of 
the moneys due on the said Bond the summ of 1528 Current rupees of Calcutta 
And Your Orator shews that since the death of the said Robert Orme several 
of his moneys Goods and Effects are come into the Hands Custody or possession 
of Samuel Griffith Merchant now being and resideing in Madrass Whereupon 
Your Orator applyed unto the said Samuel Griffith and requested him to pay 
the Principal and Respondentia remaining due on the said Bond But now so 
it is may it please this Honourable Court that the said Samuel Griffith refuses 
to give Your Orator any Satisfaction in the Premisses. 

John Russell. 
Att. for the Complainant. 



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Mayors Court of Tuesday the 31st day of August A.D. 

Madras spatnam. 1736. Between Ralph Mansell of Fort 

St. George Merch*. Complainant and 
Samuel Griffith Supra Cargo of the ship 
London and present possessor of the Estate 
and Effects of Robert Orme Deceased Late 
Supra Cargo of the Travencore Galley 
Defendant. 

Upon reading the Plantiffs Petition also one Bond at Respondentia under 
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1734 and also one Account Current made up by the Plantiff to this day the 
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acknowledging that he had assetts in his hands of the said Robert Orme more ^ £st ' 322 : 
than sufficient to satisfie the Plantiffs demand This Court doth therefore think 
fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Defen- 
dant do pay unto the Plantiff out of the Estate and Effects of Robert Orme 
deceased the summ of pagodas eight hundred and seven five fanams being the 
residue of Principal Respondentia and Interest remaining due on said Bond 
And that on receipt thereof the Plantiff do sign and execute to the Defendant 
a Bond with Condition to repay so much of the said summ to the Executors or 
Administrators of the said Robert Orme deceased as shall make him on an 
average with the several Respondentia Creditors of the said Robert Orme on 
the Travencore Galley (all risques from Madrass to Calcutta excepted) in case 
the Deceaseds Effects shall be Insufficient to satisfie their whole demands And 
it's further Ordered that the Defendant do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 
To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator august 
James Nevill Merchant of Madrass that Robert Orme late of Calcutta Mariner 27th. 
(since deceased) by a Certain Writeing or Obligation under his hand and seal 1736. 
bearing date in Calcutta the thirtieth day of October 1734 did thereby acknowl- 
edge to have taken up and received of Your Orator the summ of two thousand 
five hundred rupees current of Calcutta which summ was to run at Respondentia 
on the Travencore Galley the said Robert Orme Commander from the said 
Port of Calcutta to Mocho at the rate of eighteen per cent for the voyage and 
so pro rata at eighteen per cent per annum to be paid to Your Orator or his 
order within twenty one days after the safe arrivall of the said vessell at 
Madrass as by the said Bond or Writeing now in Your Orators Custody ready 
to be produced as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear And Your 
Orator shews that the said ship did perform her said voyage But that he the 
said Robert Orme departed this Life at Mocho whereby and by means whereof 
the said Principal and Respondentia is become due and payable and Your 
Orator shews that he has since received on account of the said money so due 
to him as aforesaid the summ of One thousand two hundred and forty five 
rupees twelve annas Current of Calcutta And Your Orator further shews that 
since the death of the said Robert Orme several summs of money Goods and 
Effects part of the Estate of the said Robert Orme are come into the Hands 
Custody or possession or Samuel Griffith Merchant now being and resideing 
in Madrass whereupon Your Orator applyed himself unto the said Samuel 
Griffith and requested him to pay the said remaining Principal money and 
Respondentia due on the said Bond But now so it is May it please this Honour- 
able Court That the said Samuel Griffith refuses to give your Orator any 
Satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
Att. for the Compl*. 
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Pleadings in the Mayor's Court, 1736 107 

Mayors Court of Tuesday the 31st day of August Anno 

Madras spatnam. Domini 1736 Between James Nevill of 

Fort St. George Merchant Complainant 
and Samuel Griffith Supra Cargo of the 
ship London the Present Possessor of the 
Estate and Effects of Robert Orme 
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core Galley Defendant. 

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from the deceased Robert Orme to the Plantiff and the Defendant appearing 
in Court and acknowledging that he had Assetts in his Hands of the said 
Robert Orme more than sufficient to satisfie the Plantiffs demand This Court 
doth therefore think fitt to Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and 
Decree that the Defendant do pay unto the Plantiff out of the Estate and 
Effects of the said Robert Orme deceased the summ of one thousand eight 
hundred and seventy four rupees Current money of Calcutta being the residue 
of Principal Respondentia and Interest remaining due on said Bond at Res- 
pondentia And that on receipt thereof the Plantiff do sign and execute to the 
Defendant a Bond with Condition to repay so much of the said summ to the 
Executors or Administrators of the said Robert Orme deceased as shall make 
him on an average with the several Respondentia Creditors of the said Robert 
Orme on the Travencore Galley (all risques from Madrass to Calcutta excepted) 
In case the Deceaseds Effects shall be Insufficient to satisfie their whole demands 
And it's further Ordered that the Defendant do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator July 6th.. 
Augustus Burton Merchant of Madrass Administrator of all and Singular the 1736. 
Goods and Chatties Rights and Credits of Robert Berriman late Merchant at 
Fort St. Davids Deceased That Estra Gregoria of Madrass by a certain Note 
or Writeing under her hand bearing date in Madrass the twenty third of 
January N.S. 1724 did thereby acknowledge to have received from the hands 
of Mr. Robert Berriman the summ of three hundred pagodas which he was 
concerned with her and other Partners in the Purchase of woving Goods as 
Ginghams &c a . And she thereby obliged herself to pay unto the said Gentle- 
man or his Attorneys such proportion as should be due to him as by the said 
Note or Translate thereof now in Your Orators Custody ready to be produced 
as this Honourable Court shall direct will appear And Your Orator shews that 
the said Robert Berriman in his life time very often requested the said Estra 
Gregoria to pay his proportion of the said Goods and to give a just account 
of the said whole concern as Your Orator hath frequently done since the death 
of the said Robert Berriman and that she would pay what justly remained due 
unto the Estate of the Deceased But now so it is May it please this Honourable 
Court That the said Estra Gregoria refuses to give Your Orator any satisfaction 
in the Premisses. 

Granth 11 . Bird. 
Att. for the Complainant 

1736—15 



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1736. 

Sworn 
before me 
Holland 

Goddard, 
Mayor. 



The Answer of Estra Gregoria of Fort 
St. George to the Bill of Complaint of 
Augustus Burton Merchant Complainant. 

3d. This Defendant saving to herself all Benefitt of Exception to the Errors 

and Imperfections in the Bill for answer thereunto or to so much thereof as 
she is advised materially concerneth this Defendant She this Defendant saith 
that she admitts it to be true that she this Defendant took from Mr. Robert 
Berriman the summ mentioned in the Complainants Bill of Complaint and 
gave a Note or Writeing to the said Mr. Bobert Berriman for the said summ 
and saith that the said summ was advanced her by the said Mr. Robert Berri- 
man for to Purchase Ginghams and other Goods in Partnership with this Defen- 
dant and others as sett forth by the Complainant in his Bill of Complaint 
And this Defendant saith that the said Ginghams &c a . were purchased by her 
this Defendant and afterwards sold by her this Defendant on account of and 
by order of the said Mr. Robert Berriman and this Defendant saith that she 
did at several Payments pay or cause to be paid to the said Mr. Robert Berri- 
man the summ mentioned in the Complainants Bill of Complaint Excepting 
the deduction of a small summ which was Deficient by the sale of the afore- 
mentioned Goods which will by an account current delivered to the said Mr. 
Robert Berriman (if produced) more fully appear Copy whereof is hereto 
annexed And further this Defendant saith that upon the delivery of her Account 
Current to the said Mr. Robert Berriman he the said Mr. Robert Berriman 
was asked for the Note given him by this Defendant when the said Mr. Berri- 
man did reply he did not know Immediately where to look for the said Note 
But that he would look for the said Note and if [he] found it before he went 
to Fort St. David he would send it to the Defendant or if he the said Mr. 
Robert Berriman could not find it at Madrass he would find it at Fort St. David 
and tare it that it should never more appear against the Defendant And further 
this Defendant saith from the Delivery of the aforesaid Account Current till 
the Commencing of this Suite by the Complainant she this Defendant never was 
asked or had any demand made by the aforesaid Mr. Robert Berriman or any 
body for him directly or indirectly. All which matters and things this Defen- 
dant is ready to prove and Maintain as this Honourable Court shall award and 
humbly prays to be hence Dismissed with her reasonable Costs and Charges in 
this behalf, most wrongfully sustained. 

John Russell, 
Att. for the Defendant. 



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110 Records of Fort St. George 



Mayors Court of Tuesday the 31st day of August Anno 

Madras spatnam. Domini 1736 Between Augustus Burton 

of Fort St. George Merchant and Admi- 
nistrator of all and Singular the Goods, 
Chatties, Bights and Creditts of Bobert 
Berriman Deceased Complainant and 
Estra Gregoria of the same place Defen- 
dant. 

This Cause coming on this day to be heard and Debated before this Court 
in presence of the Attorneys on both sides. On hearing the Bill, Answer and 
Account Current annexed thereto. The Ballance whereof appeared to be due 
from the Defendant to the Estate of the said Bobert Berriman Deceased the 
summ of P. 2 : 13 : 40. and also one Translate of one Note under the hand of 
the Defendant dated the 23d day of January A.D. 1734 N.S. read and what 
was alledged on either side and upon examination had of the Matters in this 
Cause and due Consideration thereon This Court doth therefore think fitt to 
Order and Decree and doth accordingly Order and Decree that the Bond exe- 
cuted by the Defendant under date aforesaid be delivered up to the Defendant 
to be cancelled on doing which the Defendant is to pay to the Plaintiff the summ 
of two Pagodas thirteen fanams and forty Cash being the Ballance of the afore- 
mentioned account Current and that the Plantiff do pay the Costs of this Suite. 

Per Cur. 

John Stratton, 

Register. 

To the Honourable the Mayors Court of 
Madras spatnam . 

Auxjst. 30, Humbly Complaining Sheweth unto this Honourable Court Your Orator 
1736, John Gumley and Josiah Holmes Merchants of Calcutta That Bobert Mylne 
late of the same place Mariner by a certain Bond or Obligation under his Hand 
and Seal bearing date in Calcutta the sixth day of November Anno Domini 
1735 did thereby acknowledge to have taken up and received of Your Orators 
the summ of five thousand eight hundred and sixteen rupees seven annas and 
six pice Current money of Calcutta to run at Bespondentia on the ship North- 
umberland whereof the said Bobert Mylne was Master from the said port of 
Calcutta to the ports of Gombroon and Bussora and from thence back to Madrass 
at the rate of eighteen per cent for such voyage which said moneys he obliged 
himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators to pay to Your Orators their 
Heirs Executors and Administrators within twenty one days after the arrivall 
of the said ship at the port of Madrass as by the said Bond or Writeing now in 
Your Orators Custody ready to be produced as this Honourable Court shall 
direct will appear And Your Orators shew that the said ship performed her 
said voyage in safety by means whereof the said Principal and Bespondentia 
is become due and payable And Your Orators shew that the said Bobert Mylne 
not returning to Madrass they have not had an opportunity of demanding the 
said Money But that several summs of money Goods and Effects belonging to 
the said Bobert Mylne are come into the hands Custody or possession of Charles 
Ward Commander of the Sarah Galley now being and resdieing in Madrass 
whereupon Your Orators applyed themselves unto the said Charles Ward 
requesting him to pay the said Principal and Bespondentia due on the said 
Bond But now so it is May it please this Honourable Court That the said 
Charles Ward refuses to give Your Orators any satisfaction in the Premisses. 

Granth m . Bird, 
,itt. for the Complainants. 



INDEX 



Abisaro [Abisaru], 
Soib, Shake Maho- 
mud 

Adeapah [Adiapah], 
Cashee Chittee 
[Cashava Cbittee, 
Chasee Chittee] . . 

Adeapah Chittee . . 

Amsterdam 

Ananda Mutta Marr 
Street 

Anca Rajoo 

Ancona, Gooda . . 

Anconah, Adopalo. 

Andrews, William. . 

Anna Chippa 

Appelby [Appleby], 
Thomas 



Arcot 
Ariwatah 

Arsapah, Pyamoor. 
Auga Pera, Coja 

Thadeus 
Avanee, Coja 



PAGE 



2-4 



83, 84 
53 
35 

97 

27, 28 

68, 74, 75 

5 

84-87 

30 

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 15, 29, 

31-36, 42, 45, 50, 

52, 54, 56, 60, 63, 

66, 69, 71, 74, 82, 

84, 85, 100 

7 

7, 9 

83 

95, 96 
5, 6 



B — cont. 



B 



Babutle [Babutla] 
Matal [Mutall] . . 

Baily, Cap*. Robert. 

Barba Napah 

Barlow, Samuel . . 

Baumpanah, Jaintu 
[Jointe] 

Bengal [Bengali] . . 

Bergen 

Berriman, Robert . . 
Bimlipatnam 
Bird, Granth™. 



Black Town 
Bodees Street 
Bontet, Simon 
Bouche Paupa, 

Mangaloora 
Bovano Sancrando. 



33 

84-87 

39 

84-87 

89-92 

2, 3, 48, 84, 85, 100, 

103, 104 

35 

107-110 

89 

6, 8, 10, 11, 17, 21, 

25, 27, 30, 32-35, 

39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 

46, 49, 51, 53, 55, 

57, 66, 67, 73-75, 

77, 84, 86, 87, 90, 

91, 95, 98, 101, 105, 

107, 110 

2, 3, 88 

69 

43 



Buchanan [Bucha- 
no, Butchena, 
Butchina] Naick. 

Burton, Augustus. . 

Bussova Street 



55 

89, 90 



Calcutta 

Callastree [Collaa- 
tree] Chittee 

Canaca 

Canaka Shashs 

Cashave Chittee, 
Nairoo 

Caurumboo Chitty, 
Pullemallee 

Chadepah [Chadea- 
pah] 

Chavalparayah 

Chilla Mutta 

Chillapilla, Vitt- 
choor 

Chillumbrun Chit- 
tee 

China [Chinnae] 
Moota Chittee, 
Trepassoor 

Chinava Chitty ^. 

Chinda Chare 

Chitteram 

Choleapah [Chol- 
lyapah] 

Christian, Charles . . 

Cleave, Cap*. Hen- 
ry 

Coles, John 

Collet, Joseph 

Colloway Chittee . . 

Comrah Collatee . . 

Comrapah 

Comrapah, Allee- 
pattee [Allepatte, 
Anteepetty, Attee- 
pettee] 

Comrapah, Tondua. 

Comropah, Trevan- 
galam 

Condapu Chittee, 
Trevengadum 

Condapau, Clapa- 
com 

Condapau, Mulyan. 

Constantinus Mag- 
nus 



page- 



4, 5, 39 

107, 108, 110 

6 



85, 98, 100, 102, 103, 
105-107, 110 

11-13 

42, 109 

3 

3 

88 

7,9 
18 
97 

83 

88- 



46, 47, 88 

109 

34 

61 

38, 39 
50, 64-66, 79-82 

64, 65, 77-81 

84-87 

12, 13 

12 

87, 88 

6. 39-42 



17, 20-22, 25, 26 
97 

25, 26, 37 

36 

5 
5 

95 



1736—16 



J12 



INDEX 



C — cont. 
Chittee, 



Coota 

China 
Cooty Palleattan 

[PaUattan] 
Cormandel, Coast of 
Cottee 

Crawford, Henry .. 
Cundapah. . 



Damiah 

Da Montee [Be 

Monte], Gracia . . 
Da Silva, Joan 

Ferreira 
De Avid, Coja 
De Avieteke, Zach- 

ary [Zachariah] . . 
De Medeiros, Lewis. 
De Monte, Clara 

Teixara 
Dennis, Benjamin. . 
De St. Alberto, 

Padre Fray Joan. 
Deveroy Moodelare. 
Deveroy Street 
Durnasaree 



E 



Eckman, Lieu*. 

Peter 
Edge, Cap*. John . . 
Egan, Thomas 
Egapah 

Empson, Mathew . . 
England 
Essad, Ammer 
Etrauze 



F 



Fananty [Fernanty], 

Antony 
Forbes, David 



PACJE 



31, 32 

71, 72 
35 
76 
48 
39 



76 

52 

53, 54 
35, 36 

35 
100, 102, 103 

52 

86, 87 

62,63 
76 

76 
18 



52 
48, 49 

50 

39 

70, 71 

92, 96 

36 
1, 2 



Fort St. David 
Fort St. George 



Fota 

Fowke Edward 



95, 96 

4, 7, 10, 12, 16, 22, 

25, 27, 38, 41, 42, 

44, 47, 52, 54, 56, 

62, 63, 65, 69, 71, 

72, 79, 80, 83, 89, 

91, 93, 94, 97 

107, 108 

2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 13-15 

25, 29-35, 40, 42, 

44—48, 50, 51, 54, 

56, 60, 61, 63, 64, 

66-68, 70-76,79-81, 

84-86, 88, 91, 94, 

95, 97-100, 102— 

108, 110 

33 

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 15, 

31-36, 42, 50, 52, 

54, 56, 60, 71, 85, 

100 



Ganjee Ball Chittee. 
Gee, Charles 
Goddard, Holland . . 



Golightly, Fenwicke. 

Gongalu [Gongalue]. 
Gopall, Allundo 
Gongoram [Gorga- 
ram] Kangojee . . 
Goulding, John 
Great Britain 



Gregoria, Estra 
Gregory, Coja 
Griffith, Samuel . . 

Gruah Panderum . . 
Gruapah, Kettee . . 
Gruapah, Sulah 

Manee 
Gruapah, Tongasal. 
Gumley, John 



PAGE 



92 

70, 71 

1-3, 5, 6, 9, 15, 29, 

31-36, 42, 45, 50, 

52, 54, 56, 57, 60, 

63, 66, 69, 71, 74, 

82, 84, 85, 95-97, 

100, 108 

64-66, 77, 79, 80, 82, 

85, 86 

1,2 

92-94 

68, 69 

51 

1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 15, 16, 

21, 30, 32-34, 36, 

45, 47, 48, 52, 64, 

73, 88, 97 

107-110 

95 

98, 100, 101, 103, 

105, 107 

73 

72, 73 

92 

34 
110 



H 



Hammond, John 
Harrison, Samuel 
Hart, Rawson 
Hassan 

Holmes, Josiah 
Hyde, Samuel 



Lravanah 
Irsapah, Goolaroo 
Irving, Cap*. 



Jacob, Mr. 

Jacob Jan, Coja 

Nazar 
Judda 
Juggaram 
Juggo, Nallom 

Juggo, Organdoo 

[Oraguntah] 
Junkeceloan 



Ketchea, Gruan . . 
Kistna, Pencala 

[Pensala] 



70, 71, 85, 86 

3, 9, 32, 33, 89, 90 

84, 85 

46,47 

110 

70,71 



56 
45, 46 

78 



35, 36 

36 

84 

89-91 

15, 16, 21, 23, 25-29, 

38 

18, 38-42 
49 



25, 26 
30, 55 



INDEX 



113 



PAGE 

K — cont. 

Kistnam [Kistna- 
mah, Kistnomah] 
Aleopate [Alapate, 
Alapatte, Alapoo- 
tee, Allapattee, 

Alepate, Allopate]. 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 

25-29, 57, 60, 61 



M — cont. 



Linganah, 


Cun- 




chom 


■ • • 


89 


London 


■ • • 


100, 103, 105, 107 


Lyell 




65, 77, 78 



M 

Madras [Madras- 

patnam, Madrass]. 1-6, 9, ll, 12, 15, 16, 
21, 27, 29-39, 41-57, 



Morse, Nicholas . . 

Muckertoom 

Muta Chittee, 

Noolu 
Muteapah [Mutte- 

pah] Moodelare. 

Tombu Valen . . 
Mutta Marr [Mar] 

Chittee, Collaway 

Chittee 
Muttuboy 
Mutu Chittee, 

Nootue 
Mylne, Robert 



N 





60- 


64, 66-68, 70-78, 




80, 


82-87, 89-98, 




100 


', 101, 103, 105, 
107, 110 


Mahomud Roga . . 




20 


Malabar 




54 


Manada [Manatha]. 




47, 63, 64 


ilanapa 




62, 63 


Man Chittee, Trepa- 






soor 




21 


Manhila 




43, 44 


Mansell, Ralph 


38,: 


B9, 60, 69, 83, 92, 
103-105 


Markissnase Street. 




38 


Maroota Maleemee . . 




18 


Marr Chittee, Tre- 






pasoor 




17, 22 


Maul Cawne [Maul- 






cawn] Street 




2,3 


Menachee [Mena- 






chea] Cawn, Coja. 




18 


Mendes, Francis 






[Francisco] 




62,63 


Michell, Edward . . 


1-3, 


5, 6, 9, 15, 29, 




31, 


34, 35, 42, 45, 




50, 


54, 56, 60, 63, 




66, 


69, 71, 74, 82, 
84, 100 


Mint Ball Chittee .. 




94 


Mocha [Mocho] 




98, 100, 103, 105 


Monson, William . . 




96, 97 


Moortee 




69 


Mootahe 




39 



Mootallnaigue, Au- 

moor 
Mootalu [Moatalue, 

Mutalue, Mutta- 

lue] Chittee 
Mootapah Chittee . . 
Mootapilla 
Moo teal [Mooteall, 

Mutalls, Mutaloo, 

Muttall] Petta . . 
Mootu Chittee, 

Nootu 

1736—17 



83 



9, 83, 92, 93 

88 

47, 63, 64, 66, 67 



6, 31, 34, 73, 97 
31 



Naish, Hugh 
Nalavan [Nallavan]. 
Nallammuta [Nalla 

Mootah, Nalla 

Muttah] Chittee, 

Nootu 
Nalla mo] u Chittee, 

Nooto 
Nallapah 
Nandees Street 
Nantapilleare's 

Street 
Narrain, China 
Narrain, Upalapoo 

[Upalagoo, Upa- 

loogo] 
Narraindo, Cura- 

caylo 
Narramja Samdlue. 
Narrapah, China . . 
Narsoe [Nersoe], 

Kessoya [Kesoya]. 
Nero, Charles 
Nersoo , Sura 
Nevill, James 
Nina [Nine] Chittee. 
Ninapa, Buda 

[Buddu] .. 
Ninapilla, Veapam 

Marrum 
Noor Mahumud 

[Noor Mahumad]. 
Norway 

Numashaw, Narrain. 
Numsheviah, [Num- 

shievia, Numshi- 

via], Mudula 



Oleniote [Olenyott], 

Mr. .. .. 

Orme, Robert 



Padmanack 
Papaya, Avadana . . 
Paupavah, Depooja. 



PAGE 

96, 97 
35,36 

31 

3,6,7 



9, 10, 12 
6 

30 
110 



1, 29, 66, 85, 100 
83, 84 



31, 72 

30 

6—8 

31 

7 

27' 



34 





89 




31 




28 


25, 


26 


25, 27, 41, 


42 




18 


105, 


106 


9, 10-13, 


15 


2, 3, 


18 




38 


5,6 




35 




34 


2, 3, 75, 


. 76 


48. 


49 


98- 


107 




5 


43, 


,44 




89- 



114 



INDEX 



PAGE 



PAGE 



P — cont. 



S — cont. 



Peda Pall Chittee, 








Samadrue [Soma- 










Jellageree 






92 


drue, Sumadrue]. 








3 


Pedenaigs [Pedenai- 








Samerajue [Somera- 










gues, Pedunaigs, 








jou] 








74, 75 


Petta Naigues] 








Sarah 








110 


Petta 


2, 7, 38, 


39, 


69, 76 


Sarravana 








47 


Peers, Charles 


67, 


, 68, 


, 74-76 


Sateana Tripoly 










Pegue 






95 


[Trepoly] 






56, 39-91 


Pereira, Lorenso . . 






53 


Saum Oldue, Star- 










Periatomby Chittee 








rain gee 








30 


Street 






34 


Saunders, John . . 


1, 9, 


10, 


16, 


21, 29, 


Persia 






50 






32, 


33 


, 98-100 


Peruinall [Permaul] 








Savage, John 


29, 62 


= 64 


-66,77,79, 


Moodelare . . 30 


, 44, 45, 


55, 


56, 63, 








80, 82, 83 








64 


Savana 








47 


Petrose, Coja 






36 


Shaik Farazulla 










Pillah Ramah 






69 


[Parazulla] 








95, 96 


Pitt, George Morton. 






96, 97 


Sheoleapah Moode- 










Pouney [Powney], 








liar 








7, 8 


Cap*. John 


17, 


80, 


96, 97 


Shiveraw Chittee . . 








97 


Prince of Orange . . 






84, 87 


Siam 








77-80 


Pudnnapadue, Ven- 








Singanon [Singan- 










cat 






92 


non] 








4, 5 


Puddanapa, Bundee. 






38 


Solomons, Abra- 










Pudmanapah Brah- 








ham 








76 


mine 






5 


Somadru, Piladee 










Pulleapah Chittee . . 






83 


Chittee 








45, 46 


Q 








Sophar, Coja 








35, 36 


R 








Sparks, M r - 








17 


Rachachendrew . . 






5 


Stratton, John 


2-6, 9 


, 13 


-15 


, 29-32, 


Raganagaloo per- 










34-37, 


43- 


49, 51, 


pondee [Prepon- 










52, 


55 


-57, 


63, 64, 


de] 






67,68 




66- 


■68, 


70- 


73, 75- 


Raganagula 






1 




77, 


79- 


•82, 


84, 86- 


Ragnavat Chittee. . 






69 




88, 


92, 


95, 


97, 100, 


Rama Chitte Street. 






73 




103, 105, 107, 110 


Ramah Chittee, 








Suba Chitty, Cona- 










Chellumbrum 


33, 


68, 


69, 72 


ca 








72 


Ramah Chundru 








Sucramonia [Sacra- 










[Ramah Chund- 








monia] . . 








53, 54 


ra] 




30, 


55, 56 


Sudamullne 








69 


Ramah, Sunca 






18 


Suracaw Latchinea. 








36 


Ramanah, Chellum- 








Surah Mannar Chit- 










brun 






69 


tee 








92 


Ramanapah, Or- 








Suramana 








93, 94 


gunde 






39-43 


Suttana 








38 


Rana Chittee 






71 


Symon, Mons r - 








43,44 


Rangapah [Rango- 


















pah], Orgunde . . 




1, 


41,42 




T 








Rangapah, Rajah. . 






25-27 












Rasapa [Rasapah, 








Tanja Chittee 








13-15 


Rashappa, Ras - 








Teagapah Chittee. . 








12, 13 


rapa], Puncheva- 








Teaga Pendaram . . 








73 


na, [Punchaver- 








Teetah Chittee, 










num, Punsheva- 








Triplicane 








87, 88 


na] 


17, 21, 


22, 


, 41, 72 


Teixara, Gasper . . 








52 


Raunapah [Rowna- 








Tellesinga 








7, 37-42 


pah], Orgunde . . 






37, 38 


Tellesinga, Kusin- 










Red Sea, the 






84 


nee 








38, 39 


Rodrigo, Sen r - 






20 


Terose, Coja 








36 


Russell, John 


'88, 96 


1, 103 


Tocopa [Tocopah, 










S 








Tuccapa] 








48, 49 


S*: Thome 






62 


Tomby Chittee, 










Salvator Mundi 






35 


Madrapuck 






12, 13, 97 



INDEX 



115 



PAGE 



PAGE 



T — cont. 



Tongee Chittee 
Tranquebar 
Traveneore 
Triplicane 
Turner, M r - 



Vedalovencanah - - 
Vencata [Vencate] 

Chittee 
Vencatache [Ven- 
catash, Venca- 
tashe, Vencata- 
aiah, Vencata- 
shia], Moutou 
[Matoor, Motoor] 
Chittee 

Vencatachilapilla 
[Vencatashilapil- 
la] 

Vencatachilum , Ti- 
runiniure 

Vencatararnah Chit- 
tee 

Vencateeputtee , 
Gooda 

Vencateeputtee 
[Vencateputtee, 
Vencatteputte, 
Vencotaputte], 
Moosa 

Vencate Ramadu, 
Gendoveddee 

Vencotah, Mudla . . 

Vencotisha [Venca- 
tasia, Wencoti- 
sha], Mundalo 
[Mundula] 



U 

V 





V—cont. 






9-12 


Vencotoma [Wen- 






35 


cotoma] 


38 


, 41, 42 


98-100, 102-107 


Vengana, Bugerain. 




44, 45 


4, 5 


Veragew Coittee, 






80 


Nairoo 




69 




Verago Perrnaul . . 




27, 28 




Verana 




73 


23 


Verapah [Verapau], 






Coparte [Coper- 






31, 32, 88 


ta] 


2, 3, 57, 


60,61 


Verdapah, Causara. 




26^28 




Villavarague 




5 




Vodissa [Vodissam]. 




90 




Vooracoot 




26 



57, 58, 60, 61, 83, 84, 

88 



W 



17, 21, 22 
56 



Waddington, Hen- 
ry 

Chitee 



Walake 
Street 

Wallaboo 
32 Ward, Charles 

Woodande, Pereah. 
73 Woorissa 



1, 3, 31, 46, 51, 61, 
92, 93 

97 

45 

110 

31, 32 

89 



4, 5, 48, 94 



X 
Y 



76, 77 Yeagapah 
41 



37 39 42 Zachary, Midas 



38 



35, 36 






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